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Regular Meeting of Council May 29, 2017

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The May 29, 2017, Regular Meeting of Council included:

Updating the Temporary Signs on Highways Bylaw

Council approved updates to the Temporary Signs on Highways Bylaw. The bylaw which governs the use of temporary signs in the roads right of way (RROW) has been in effect for twenty years without significant revision. The updates provide opportunity for residents, businesses and community groups to use temporary signs in a responsible manner. The updates also address concerns about safety and aesthetics of public and pedestrian spaces. Administration ensured that key stakeholders and the general public were informed and engaged in contributing their ideas and opinions into the review of The City’s approach to regulate these roadside signs.

Final Report of the Council Compensation Review Committee

Council approved the committee’s recommendations to reduce the salary of the Mayor; have salaries for the Councillors remain at current levels, with future adjustments to continue using the AWE indicator; align health and dental benefits of Council to match City of Calgary General Managers. Council did not approve recommendations to annual review salaries and to eliminate the transition allowance. The Council Compensation Review Committee was appointed in 2016 to review and make recommendations concerning the total compensation package provided to elected officials of The City of Calgary.

Tax Cancellation for Calgary Housing Company Properties

Council unanimously approved cancelling the Municipal porting of the 2017 property taxes for the Calgary Housing Company (CHC) Properties. Council further approved directing The City of Calgary request the Province of Alberta cancel the Provincial portion of property taxes on CHC properties for the 2017 tax year.

 


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