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City Hall talks changes to secondary suite process

Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 at 7:38 am MDT

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The secondary suite saga may finally be coming to a close at City Hall.

Calgary councillors are expected to hand over the time-consuming process of secondary suite approvals to administration.

There are three components to the motion.

Councillor Shane Keating explained to CityNews, the first is to make secondary suites a discretionary use across the city, meaning they could still be approved or rejected by city administrators.

“The second one is to allow for a mandatory registration, so that means any legal suite would now be registered, and it would have a sticker, so that you would know as a renter whether or it’s legal or illegal,” he said.

The third part is to charge an application fee, but Keating isn’t sure if there’s an appetite for that on council.

There’s a belief by some the changes could lead to more applications and more approvals.

Administration will also be looking at a couple other issues, like whether or not secondary suites should be allowed on cul-de-sacs, or in properties that don’t have parking.