A number of issues discussed at Monday’s city council meeting.
Members were given an update on the cost to the Greenline LRT project with Transportation G-M Mac Logan telling them that just over $100 million has been spent so far with most of that on land acquisition.
Council will likely deal with a final alignment on the project in June.
Council also asked administration for a report on the state of golf in Calgary.
The move was made after councilor Ward Sutherland raised a concern about the amount of property taxes golf courses pay, saying it’s so high for some that it could impact their viability.
The report is due later this fall.
There are 16 public and private golf courses in the city taxed at non-residential rates, with some golf courses facing higher tax rates solely based on the value of the land. The total tax bill for Calgary’s public and private golf courses – not including the seven city-owned golf courses – is $2.1 million. The city gets $1.6 million.
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Council members also met in camera to discuss a number of other topics.
They decided to hold off appointing a replacement for Diane Colley Urquhart on the police commission because a couple of members were absent.
Council also voted not to set up an independent Code of Conduct addressing speech by members of council during the election campaign.