Medicine Hat Minute: Conflict Reviews, Vaccine Mandates, and Pints With Us
Medicine Hat Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Medicine Hat politics
This Week In Medicine Hat:
It's going to be a quiet week ahead for Council, with only one meeting scheduled after Tuesday's meeting of the Corporate Services Committee was cancelled.
- Today there will be a meeting of the Public Service Committee at 3:00 pm. The Committee will receive a Parks and Recreation Master Plan: Facilities Update, and then go in-camera (in secret) for "Public Services Division Business Items".
- Finally, if you haven't already heard, we're hosting an event! Join us for a pint or two this Thursday at the Ricky's All-Day Grill from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Come meet the team, talk municipal politics, and enjoy the atmosphere. Hope to see you there!
Last Week In Medicine Hat:
- Those interested in knowing whether or not there was a conflict of interest concerning the procurement process for the privatization of Invest Medicine Hat will have to wait a few more weeks, after the City announced that the Deloitte review into the Invest Medicine Hat scandal isn't set to be completed until October 4th.
- At Tuesday's Council meeting, City administration focused much of the discussion on the possibility - and legality - of requiring its employees to be vaccinated. With less than 35 days to go until the 2021 municipal election, it will be interesting to see whether or not candidates will take a side on this issue.
- Also at Tuesday's meeting, Council unanimously approved the purchase of a new building for the Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre. The new facility has been budgeted at $960,000 which includes the purchase and re-location of the building to the new site, as well as planned expansions.
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