Here are some of the items that will be considered this week:
- City council will receive operating and capital financial updates, which will provide year-to-date (until the end of September) results and projected year-end results.
- It will also look at adjustments to the 2022 operating budget and the 2022 capital budget. Notably, administration has recommended a number of adjustments to the 2019-2022 capital budget resulting in a net increase of $216.8 million. And council will get an update on the city's progress towards implementing a carbon budgeting and accounting framework for the 2023-2026 budget.
- Bylaw 19868 is ready for the first of three readings, which will establish the 2022 due dates for the payment of taxes, the rates of penalty for late payments, the rate of interest on overpayments, and the terms under which taxes can be paid in monthly installments.
- Council will consider whether to increase the 2021 Social Development operating expenditure budget by $1.4 million on a one-time basis to provide additional grant funding to the anti-racism advisory committee, and several other initiatives.
- Council is being asked to provide authorization for administration to complete a grant application to help complete an Intermunicipal Planning Framework with the City of St. Albert, which will "help generate regional prosperity in alignment with Connect Edmonton (Making Transformative Changes)."
- At public hearing, council will consider bylaws to allow for a new high-rise residential development in Oliver (which involves amending the Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan); small scale infill in Glenora, Pleasantview, Terrace Heights, and High Park; and more.
- An update on the Valley Line Southeast LRT and a shortlisting of candidates for the Edmonton Police Commission will be presented as private reports.
Photo: City councillors proceed to their seats at council's swearing in ceremony on Oct. 26. (Flickr/Mack Male)