London City Hall was a very busy place on Tuesday as Councillors dealt with a raft of issues.
The group signed off on lowering speed limits in school zones from 50km an hour down to 40km.
The new speed limit would be in effect 24 hours a day, not just during school hours.
The speed limit change will be rolled out over a 2-year period as staff examine traffic needs in each location.
City Council also OK’d a pilot project to allow for live music and dancing on downtown patios ending on September 30th.
The pilot project will run during August and September. Staff will then study on it’s impact and report back to Council.
The move is a pilot project designed specifically for Country Music Week.
The bylaw will cover only the downtown and Old East Village.
Staff also announced late Tuesday night a number of administrative departments would be moving into Citi Plaza in April of 2017 from Market Tower.
The services moving to Citi Plaza location include components of the following services:
- Social Services
- Parks and Recreation including the Spectrum service counter
- Neighbourhood, Children’s and Fire Services, and
- Supporting teams from Finance and Corporate Services.
According to a media release, the move into the former CitiFinancial space will achieve significant savings for the City, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars over the five-year term.
The City services will be located on the second floor in one location. Currently, these services are spread out on different floors within the Market Tower building.