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Lethbridge City Council eyeing 144 service cuts & user fees to balance budget

If the city council wants to balance their budget without raising taxes in 2021 or 2022, they need to find over $15 million.

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Cutting transit service is a stupid way to save money

Recently, the Lethbridge city council debated reducing public transit service during off-peak times because of low ridership during the pandemic.

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Lethbridge city councillor Joe Mauro has missed 1 in 5 council meetings

Reading the article prompted me to comb through all the council meetings since 2017 to check the attendance record for city council. Here’s what I found.

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Guest post: Responding to the failed amendments to Lethbridge’s conversion therapy bylaw

Shortly after Lethbridge City Council passed the conversion therapy bylaw earlier this week, someone reached out to me to have me publish this follow-up story.

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Is Blaine Hyggen trying to prevent public presentations to city council?

If the “Defund the Watch” organizers requested to present to city council, why are they listed as a written submission? And why is Hyggen’s name next to their submission?

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Hyggen and Mauro move to delay Lethbridge conversion therapy bylaw

Last month, Lethbridge city council passed first reading of Bylaw 6228, which would prohibit the business practice of conversion therapy. Second reading was scheduled to occur on Monday. Blaine Hyggen and Joe Mauro want to delay it.

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City of Lethbridge passes first reading of conversion therapy bylaw

Lethbridge City Council approved first reading Monday their new conversion therapy bylaw by a vote of 7–2.

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Lethbridge City Council spent $172K on travel 2017–2019

The City of Lethbridge recently published city council travel expenses. I collected and graphed the data for the last 3 years.