Natalie Joly is a Councillor for the City of St. Albert. Thank you, St. Albert, for your support.

Special Council Meeting (Budget Committee of the Whole) - November 9 & 14, 2017

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November 9 highlights:

A lot of housekeeping:

3. Budget Information Requests and Postponed Motions

The proposed budget was released to the public on Monday, and we've started the process of asking questions of administration and making motions regarding changes to the budget. 

4. Budget Deliberation Process

Our Chief Legislative Officer, Chris Belke, will give us an overview of the budget process and timeline. This will result in a lot of extremely dry motions to ease the normal rules of deliberation so we can get through the mountain of discussion that is required to approve the 2018 budget.

6. Divisional presentations - Development Services & Infrastructure Services & Utility Rates

These will be informative. 

November 14 highlights:

3. Budget Information Requests and Postponed Motions (again!)

The proposed budget was released to the public on Monday, and we've started the process of asking questions of administration and making motions regarding changes to the budget. 

4. Public Input, Plan and Budget Review - St. Albert Housing Authority, Arts & Heritage Foundation, St. Albert Library

We have three organizations registered to speak; I suspect that they will discuss the Outside Agency funding requests for Arts & Heritage, the library, and the St. Albert Housing Society (Affordable Housing Society). 

2018 Budget document

5.1 Outside Agencies Operating Grants

We'll receive a presentation from administration detailing the recommendations for grant funding from the Community Services Advisory Board (CSAB), including their rankings for prioritizing funding. The CSAB recommended partial funding for VASA ($50,000) and for the St. Albert/Affordable Housing Society ($92,090).

2018 public budget document

5. Divisional Presentations - Community & Protective Services

CPS is comprised of Cultural Services, Community & Social Development, Fire Services, Policing, Rec & Parks, and Transit. This is council's opportunity to ask questions about the plans for 2018, and to propose changes. 

As always, I also encourage everyone who is able to tune in the the live-stream of the meeting (3pm here) or attend in-person (3rd floor of St. Albert Place, hang a right getting out of the elevator). You can also register to speak if you have information to present to council. Full agenda packages can be found on the stalbert.ca website.

Special Council Meeting - November 16 & 20, 2017

Regular St. Albert Council Meeting - Monday, November 6, 2017

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