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Regular Meeting of Council Jul. 24, 2017

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The Jul. 24, 2017, Regular Meeting of Council included:

Olympic Bid Plebiscite for the 2017 Election

Council did not approve a notice of motion to direct administration to create a 2017 Civic Election plebiscite ballot. Calgary’s upcoming Municipal election will take place on October 16, 2017.

Gender Equity and Diversity

Council approved this notice of motion and will put in a formal request to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities that Calgary be a participating municipality in the next phase of the Diverse Voices for Change program. The intention of the program is to create a more inclusive municipal decision making system which includes the participation of women access diverse communities in advisory committees, local agencies, boards, commissions and City Council. Council directed Administration to undertake a scoping report in consultation with key stakeholders in three areas:

  • advancing the profile and awareness of gender equity and diversity, including current measures, within the community;
  • advancing the profile and awareness of gender equity and diversity, including current measures, for City Boards, Commissions, Committees and Council;
  • advancing the profile and awareness of gender equity and diversity, including current measures being taken within The City's workforce;

and to report back to the Standing Policy Committee of Community and Protective Services on the merits of reflecting similar models in Calgary's context no later than Q2 2018.

Indigenous Relations Office

Council approved this notice of motion and directed Administration to consider the establishment of a distinct indigenous Relations office set out to address our Indigenous commitments and to support our Indigenous relations with our Treaty 7 partners, as well as all Indigenous peoples living within the city of Calgary borders, to return to Council for budget consideration in November 2018.

 


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