Calgary City Council Meeting Highlights: July 30

A few relevant items for nonprofits on the City Council agenda today in Calgary; here are the highlights!

Councillor Sutherland’s application to withdraw $250,000 in seed money from the Council Innovation Fund for the Calgary Community Court has been approved this morning. The Calgary Community Court is a collaboration of eleven organizations that has created a blueprint to divert vulnerable populations away from jail toward an integrated, court-monitored system of rehabilitative supports. The seed money will prepare the collaboration for operational readiness. You can find this on the agenda as item 7.15.

Also approved this morning, a new framework for disposing of land at less-than-market value to nonprofit organizations. The Standing Policy Committee on Utilities and Corporate Services had recommended this framework in order to create a more consistent process for working with nonprofits on land transactions below market value. Find the new framework here and on the agenda as item 7.22.

A Notice of Motion is also on the agenda today requesting $25 million from the Fiscal Stability Reserve for Crime Prevention and a new Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. The motion calls for the development of a community-wide mental health, addiction and crime prevention strategy, and a report from Administration on guidelines and scope. Find the motion here and on the agenda as item 12.1.1.

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