The Performing Arts Centre Advocacy Group has been provided with an opportunity to present to Lethbridge City Council on Monday, September 21, 2020, to advocate for the Performing Arts Centre project’s continuation in this current Capital Improvement Program. Members of PACAG will be presenting at 1:45 pm.
On February 24, 2020, the following resolution was brought forward:
“WHEREAS the City of Lethbridge is undergoing operational reviews to look for efficiencies and opportunities for reinvestments; and
WHEREAS the Province of Alberta has signaled austerity and has not supported Expressions of Interest for all of our projects submitted through the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP); and
WHEREAS Council is responsible for the prioritization of projects that support the strategic priorities of our community;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT once the study is completed and presented to Council, the following project be discontinued from the current Capital Improvement Plan for the current four year cycle (2018 – 2021)
D-34 – Performing Arts Centre; and
FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT the project be resubmitted for consideration in the next Capital Improvement Plan.”
This resolution was postponed to Monday, September 21, 2020; City Council will debate and decide the project’s future at Monday’s meeting.
Here is a link to the Agenda for Monday’s meeting: https://agendas.lethbridge.ca/AgendaOnline/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=2646&doctype=1
The Performing Arts Centre Advocacy Group will be presenting at 1:45 pm. We will be asking City Council to DEFEAT the proposed resolution and to continue working towards being “shovel ready.”
We thank you for your continued support and for those who have already reached out to the Mayor and City Council with letters of support. Letters of support can still be submitted (prior to Monday, September 21) to the Mayor and City Council through email; their email addresses are listed below.
Mayor and Council Emails: