On the agenda: Day shelters, OP12 update, and rooftop bar

· The Pulse

This week, a public hearing will take place on May 15 and city council will meet on May 16, with a continuation scheduled for May 17 if required.

Here are some of the key items on the agenda:

The historic Crawford Block building

With no outdoor seating, the proposed rooftop kitchen and bar on the Crawford Block would be seasonal. (City of Edmonton)

Here are some of the other new agenda items:

  • An update on the activities of civic agencies and council initiatives, including the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Edmonton Global, the Edmonton Police Commission, is available.
  • Council will discuss two items that were requisitioned from committee without a recommendation: new urban trees, and the Capital Line LRT South extension.
  • Bylaw 20452, titled the Spring 2023 General Repealing Bylaw, will amend or repeal bylaws and/or policies that have expired or are otherwise no longer relevant, rescind expired or redundant motions and, amend clerical errors. It is ready for three readings.
  • Several borrowing bylaws that received first reading last month — including $240.5 million for light rail vehicle replacements and $53 million for climate-resilient city facility upgrades — are now ready for second and third reading.
  • Coun. Aaron Paquette is expected to make a motion asking for a report on a community based budgeting strategy that focuses on equity and best practices.
  • Charter Bylaw 20483 would allow for the development of a six-storey residential building in Strathcona at 8305 99 Street NW.
  • Bylaw 20484 and Bylaw 20485 would amend the Ellerslie Area Structure Plan and the Orchards at Ellerslie Neighbourhood Structure Plan to reconfigure collector roads, stormwater management facilities, parks, and more. The changes would result in the addition of a pocket park.
  • Charter Bylaw 20477 would rezone several parcels along Fort Road NW near the Belvedere LRT station to the standard CB2 zone in order to "encourage redevelopment and revitalization" as the existing DC1 is "overly restrictive".

Meetings are streamed live on YouTube on the Chamber channel and River Valley Room channel.