The Finance Committee of city council continued to do some heavy lifting on day four of budget deliberations in an effort to find millions in tax savings for 2021 and 2022 to reach their target of a zero per cent property tax increase in both years.
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The Finance Committee of city council managed to achieve in its second day of deliberations its $6 million in cost savings to reach its target of a zero-per-cent tax increase to residents in 2021, but still has more work to do to meet its zero-per-cent target for 2022.
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City council will allow a one-year grace period to local condominiums over 45 units before implementing mandatory recycling as long as they can meet the same recycling standards as the City’s blue bin program through alternate private recycling options.
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City council set the ground rules for its upcoming budget deliberations this week by passing two major targets to shoot for.
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As city council enters the final stages of public consultations on its new Municipal Development Plan local environmental organizations are asking planners to more fully integrate a dedication to environmental stewardship and strategic thinking for climate change adaptation into the MDP to help guide the city forward on a greener and better prepared foot.
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City council and the public got a preview of the upcoming budget discussions during Monday’s Finance Committee meeting.
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Associate Minister of Red Tape Grant Hunter visited Coaldale on Friday to speak about the recent $3 million in federal and provincial grants the community received for the Malloy Basin Phase 2B flood mitigation strategy, and to speak about plans his government has to help modernize and southern Alberta’s irrigation infrastructure to foster a new generation of agriculture and food processing.
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City council, acting on recommendations by the Lethbridge Community and Economic Recovery Committee, approved just over $4 million in tax incentives to help local developers weather the economic downturn in Lethbridge.
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Lethbridge County is staking its claim to being the most highly valued agricultural jurisdiction in Alberta with over $2.2 billion in gross farm receipts, more than double the next closest municipality.
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The City of Lethbridge is seeking input from residents who have interest in industrial or commercial property in the city.
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