City Council votes against using a Citizens’ Assembly to explore ward system
Councillor Mark Campbell. Photo Credit MyLethbridgeNow.com (Pat Siedlecki)
A close vote but City Council has decided against using a Citizens’ Assembly to explore a ward system for Lethbridge.
The Open and Effective Government Committee was recommending Council proceed with the Citizens’ Assembly at an estimated cost of $80,000 but the motion was defeated 5-4.
Councillor Mark Campbell, who Chairs the OEG Committee, says he understands the price-tag may have been too high for his colleagues to get on board.
If a ward system question were to be included on the next municipal election ballot, council was told it would likely not cost more than $10,000.