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Strategic Review of the City’s Natural Gas Business

If you are free Wednesday night and are concerned about how Medicine Hat runs it’s natural gas and oil production (Prodco) you should check this out. I went to the last meeting and everybody from the public that spoke (about 15 people) were against the recommendations from E&Y. The main concern is that they recommended the City establish an independent board. The fear is that the city would eventually lose ownership of its resources. More information can be found here.

From the City website:
A Special City Council Meeting will be held:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
6:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
580 First Street S.E.

Purpose: For Council to discuss/debate the E&Y Report on the Strategic Review of the Natural Gas and Oil Production business.

Delegations are normally given a maximum of five (5) minutes (excluding Council Members’ questions/answers or clarifications) as per the City’s Procedure Bylaw No. 2270.

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4 Responses to “Strategic Review of the City’s Natural Gas Business”

  1. September 8th, 2009 at 10:17 PM

    Mike says:

    Is this open to the public? I think not.

  2. September 9th, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    Vaughn says:

    @Mike, I believe it is.

  3. September 9th, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Brian says:

    It is open to the public. I was disappointed at the rather meager turnout for the last meeting as that was when the public was able to interact with the Council. The turnout was particularly lame for people under 40. It’s not the most exciting thing going on but I still wanted to post it. Generally, I don’t think Hatters are aware of or appreciate their ability to be involved with local politic so I was hoping a post would raise a little awareness.

    It might be a little inconvenient to travel down to City Hall but now you are able to watch Council Meeting videos on anyways.

  4. September 10th, 2009 at 12:21 AM

    Mike says:

    This particular meeting was not open for public input or questions. Public attendance, yes!

    Am I misunderstanding the statement of
    ( Delegations are normally given a maximum of five (5) minutes . . . )

    def: a group or members of organization – Our club sent a delegation to the meeting

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