Brentwood Community Cleanup June 22 2024

Take part in the foam recycling pilot

A six-month pilot project began on May 13 to collect foam packaging (also known as Styrofoam) for recycling at any of the three City landfills. Calgarians can bring foam packaging for recycling to the designated area at a landfill free of charge.

Calgarians can bring clean foam with no food residue, tape, glue, or labels. Examples include:

  • Shipping foam packaging (ex: foam that protects new electronics).
  • Foam egg cartons.
  • Foam meat trays with absorbent pads removed.
  • Foam take-out containers.
  • White and colored foam. No black polystyrene foam.

Can’t take foam to the landfill? Put it in the black cart as garbage. Do not put in blue cart. Foam breaks into small pieces in collection trucks causing contamination and lowering the market quality of the other recyclables.

For more information, visit calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere

Blanket Rezoning & Other Land Use Amendments

PUBLIC HEARING MEETING OF COUNCIL
Starts Monday, April 22, 2024 at 9:30

Rally at City Hall
Monday, April 22 – Rally at City Hall at 9:00 a.m.

Details on the rally can be found here.  Blanket Upzoning – Rally for Communities | April 22, 2024 (eventcreate.com)

Speaking at Council
For more information on how to participate in the public hearing, go to calgary.ca/publichearing.

Council Agenda:
All the documents are under Item 7.2.1, with over 5,000 public submissions!
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/Meeting.aspx?Id=ebebe843-9973-424f-b948-d25117da269c&Agenda=Agenda&lang=English

Multi-Community Letter
Many Community Associations have worked together to create a Multi-Community Letter.  There are 48 communities as of the date the letter had to be submitted and the BCA is one of the signatories.
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=282973

BCA Letter to Council
The BCA letter to Council will be included in the public submissions and we have posted it here.

Results from the BCA Meeting and Feedback Forms
The Development and Transportation Committee has created a What We Heard Report based on all of the feedback forms received after the meeting. Read the report here.

The Summary of Proposed Land Use Bylaw Amendments
This is the list of the actual items that will be debated and voted on at Council.
https://pub-calgary.escribemeetings.com/filestream.ashx?DocumentId=282950
While blanket rezoning has grabbed most of the attention, note that this also includes items such as allowing both a Backyard Suite and a Secondary Suite on the same parcel, Removing Backyard Suite Parking Requirements, and others.

How to Watch the Public Hearing
You can follow the Council meeting using the live stream: http://www.calgary.ca/watchlive

Federation of Calgary Communities Letter
The FCC supports 156 Community Associations and approximately 80 other community-based non-profits throughout Calgary.  This letter reflects feedback we have received, identifies trust breakdowns, and offers recommendations for consideration.  Please read the letter here.

Brentwood Community Association