Council News in Brief - Regular Meeting of Council, December 18, 2017
Council directed that on or before the end of Q3 2018, the Returning Officer provide Council with a comprehensive four-year election program that modernizes and enhances Calgary’s election process and meets the expectation of voters, media and candidates. Council also directed the Returning Officer to include enhancements of ID requirements without disenfranchising voters, and that election eligibility requirements for voters and candidates be included in the report.
While the 2017 General Election was compliant with legislation, voters, candidates and media expressed concerns about their election experience. The Returning Officer has been analyzing these concerns and has identified that the majority of the issues arose from election day legislative and/or administration process matters.
Council received the Master Plan for information. Council directed Administration to use the Master Plan to evaluate development applications in the study area and to consider the goals of the Master Plan when making future infrastructure decisions pertaining to the area.
Administration is directed to report back to Council through the SPC on Transportation and Transit, by 2018 May, with a scope of work to further evaluate and develop an implementation plan for multi-modal transportation infrastructure needed to further support realization of the Master Plan. Council also directed Administration to consider making this a statutory Station Area Plan or ARP in conjunction with the upcoming report on plans for 2018 local area plan work.
The Rundle Area Master Plan is a comprehensive new planning document and a step towards realizing transit-oriented development within the Rundle station are. The plan area has significant potential to accommodate transit-oriented development, but is constrained. The Master Plan outlines a collaboratively developed vision for the future of this important northeast destination and policies intended to facilitate the realization of this vision.
Council received the report and revised 2018 work plan for information.
The proposed 2018 Audit Committee Work Plan is intended to be a guide for Audit Committee’s major governance activities for the year. The work plan outlines the planned reports to Audit Committee, grouped by meeting dates and indicates the accountability for each report.