The city has released the document that has been years in the making, and for the next several years could spark lively neighborhood debate at city council meetings about changes in how your life is led. The city has posted proposed changes to the City Charter.
They could give more leeway in setting neighborhood speed limits. You could see changes in the court system saving tax money. Same with setting some guidelines with elections, like opening things up to online voting. A city could even increase fines, giving more teeth to penalties that some neighborhoods have called for for derelect housing.
Mayor Don Iveson, dropped some hints after executive committee Tuesday, when talking about demolition of the two heritage properties on Jasper avenue that needed restoration
“With more tools cities can be more effective in this space over time. That’s an active conversation with the provincial government, along with 100 other things under the City Charter.”
“The key is that we’re closest to community. Give us the tools so we’ll be able to achieve some of these results,” Iveson said.
The province next week will hold public info sessions on Monday and Tuesday evening at the U of A to explain the changes.
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