Coming up at council: Nov. 8-12, 2021

Coming up at council: Nov. 8-12, 2021

City council will continue its orientation this week, going over things like delegation of authority, council's governance model, rules of engagement, and more. Its community and public services committee, urban planning committee, emergency advisory committee, and executive committee will also get back to work.

Here are some of the items that will be considered this week:

  • Anti-racism grant program recommendations will be considered by the community and public services committee in accordance with Bylaw 18970. According to the report, 52 eligible applications were received in July as part of the program's first intake, and administration recommends disbursing $213,591.25 in grant funding to 16 organizations.
  • An amendment to Bylaw 19879 would clarify that communicating acts of harassment based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity includes forms of non-verbal communication like gestures or symbols.
  • The latest Edmonton Police Commission report covering Jan. 1 to June. 30, 2021, will be received for information. It lists all non-competitive procurement agreements entered into that involve procurements over $75,000.
  • Executive committee will consider recommending to council that the City of Edmonton and Postmedia enter into a sole-source agreement for print advertising services over three years, which would cost up to $3 million.
  • Bylaw 19821 would designate the Edmonton Cenotaph as a municipal historic resource.
  • Council's community and public services committee will receive information about the ways in which homeowners' associations are engaged in city practices related to parkland projects, enhanced parkland maintenance, and building neighbourly connections, as per an inquiry by Coun. Sarah Hamilton.
  • Council's emergency advisory committee will receive a verbal COVID-19 update.

Meetings are streamed live on city council's YouTube channel.

Photo: Edmonton's City Hall, where councillors are starting to get to work. (Mack Male/Flickr)