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Community and Protective Services Committee Jun. 6, 2018

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The June 6, 2018, Community and Protective Services Committee meeting included:

Cannabis Legislation – Festivals and Events

A report was presented to committee on providing an exemption from the ban on public consumption of cannabis for festivals and events. The report was based on Administration’s original recommendation in April 2018, as well as consultation with representatives from three provincial agencies: the Alberta Cannabis Secretariat (ACS), the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC), and Alberta Health Services (AHS). Administration recommended proceeding with an exemption from the restrictions on public consumption contained in the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw for festivals and events which have undergone a review by The City’s Interdepartmental Events Team. Committee approved this item to go forward to council to give three readings to the proposed bylaw to amend the Cannabis Consumption Bylaw 24M2018. Committee also approved that administration work with stakeholders to monitor cannabis consumption areas at festivals and events and report back to Council through the Community and Protective Services Committee in 2019 Q4.

Recommendation on Amendments to the Corporate Public Art Policy

Administration presented a report to Committee that included recommendations on a new process for the Corporate Public Art Policy, including best practices for: fully engaging the public and their feedback; mechanisms for the prioritization and allocation of tax dollars during economic downturns; accommodating concept submissions from artists that foster and enhance local, regional, national and culturally appropriate artists; briefing Council and communicating to the public on the selection of successful candidates for public art. Committee approved the recommendations and this item will go forward to council.

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