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Strategic Meeting of Council Sept. 19, 2016

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The Sept. 19, 2016, Strategic Meeting of Council included:

Utilities Indicative Rates – Revised For 2017 And 2018

Council is directed Administration to reduce the Action Plan approved 2017 and 2018 utility rate increases to reflect a 2.5 per cent per year increase in 2017 and 2018. This proposed rates scenario leverages efficiencies and service reductions, while maintaining capital investment required to build, upgrade, and maintain infrastructure to provide high quality services to customers. In response to the financial impacts felt by the Calgary community related to the current economic conditions, Council directed Administration to undertake a review of all opportunities to reduce the magnitude of annual rate increases for 2017 and 2018.

Drainage Indicative Rates – Revised For 2017 And 2018

Council directed Administration to revise the Action Plan approved 2017 and 2018 drainage charge increases to reflect a 7.4 per cent per year increase in 2017 and 2018. This scenario leverages efficiencies, while maintaining capital investment required to build, upgrade and maintain infrastructure to provide high quality services to customers. It maintains service levels in the program areas of regulatory and environmental protection, maintaining assets, community drainage improvements and flood recovery and resiliency, by adjusting the timeframe for financial plan compliance. In response to the financial impacts felt by the Calgary community related to the current economic conditions, Council directed Administration to undertake a review of all opportunities to reduce the magnitude of annual rate increases for 2017 and 2018.

Green Cart Program 2017 Fee Reduction

Council deferred this item to be discussed as part of Mid-Cycle Adjustments to Action Plan. The Mid-Cycle Adjustment process will take place November 21-25, 2016.

 


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