Did you know? City Council puts the agenda, the minutes, and video recordings of their meetings on the City website. Beside, the City is also required to organize hearings about issues impacting citizens’ environment. If you want to learn more about this, visit Navigating City Hall page on the CivicCamp website .
Calgary City Council is charged with a very broad mission. City Council meeting minutes can provide us with some insights into how the council conducts its business and what the priority issues are.
Basic services. City Council approves the construction and maintenance of basic infrastructure such as water and sewage facilities, roads, public transit, and street lights, as well as services such as garbage collection and landfill disposal.
Administrative and legal activities. To carry out its mission, City Council adopts or amends many legal and regulatory texts.
Urban planning and development. City Council is also in charge of regulating land-use within Calgary through the redevelopment of some areas and the development of new ones. In Calgary, the main tools City Council uses to make decisions are 1) the Municipal Development Plan (which provides a framework for the city’s future growth) and 2) the Land Use Bylaw (which outlines all land-use districts in terms of zones (industrial, commercial, residential) and qualitative features).