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Calgary City Council refuses study to increase debt-servicing limit

City will hold a strategic planning session on corporate financing in the fall.

changethumbnailIn a 11-3 vote, Calgary council shot down a motion at its June 23 meeting that would have seen city administration compile a report on the implications of raising the city's debt servicing limits.

Currently, the debt servicing limit is at about 28 per cent, which is 80 per cent of the acceptable debt-servicing limit of 35 per cent determined by the Municipal Government Act (MGA).

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City Council approves researching options to improve downtown parking options.

Calgary administrators to examine ways to increase downtown office parking

AntTruckThumnailicipating dramatic population growth in the next few years, Calgary city council gave its administration the green light to explore options to increase downtown parking.

In a unanimous decision June 23, administration was charged with the task of examining options to increase the amount of parking spaces for downtown offices.

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Calgary City Council to advocate for higher residential speeding fines

Councillors have issue with residential and highway speeding fines being the same

DriversSpeeding in residential areas of Alberta could cost drivers more money if Calgary city council gets its way.

Council gave Mayor Naheed Nenshi the green light at the May 12 regular council meeting to craft a letter compelling the Alberta Justice Minister and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis to amend the province's Traffic Safety Act to increase the fine for speeding in residential areas.

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Crime Prevention Investment Plan pushed back due to budget concerns

Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre’s placement within CPIP comes into question

thumb NenshiPhoto courtesy of the office of the mayorMembers of city council met in March to discuss a number of important issues, including the introduction of a new program, and the placement of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre within the CPIP.

The CPIP was created in 2005. It works with the Calgary Police Service, other city business units and grassroots community agencies to foster and develop crime prevention.

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