Calgary Combative Sports Commission Cite’s “Overwhelming Workload”; Seeks Governance Review

As Cities across Alberta lobby the Province to drop the local commission model in favour of a Province wide model, the Calgary Combative Sports Commission is reporting an “overwhelming workload” and seeking overhaul.

Earlier this week the CCSC presented a report to the City’s Priorities and Finance Committee stating that they have challenges in meeting their obligations “responsibly, effectively and efficiently“.  They cite problems with their current governance and are looking for feedback for reform.

The Commission s currently flush with cash thanks to the high gate revenues pulled in by UFC 149.  They asked for the Finance Committee’s blessing to use up to $75,000 of these excess funds to “engage the services of an independent governance consultant to conduct a systemic review” of the Commission and to provide recommendations for overhaul.  The CCSC wishes to look at “the complete spectrum of options” including looking at the models used in other jurisdictions.

Given that Cities across Alberta have called for a Province wide commission and further that the CCSC, one of the Province’s highest profile commissions is currently overwhelmed and seeking overhaul, it appears the winds of change are afoot and a Province wide commission may be a reality for Alberta.

You can find a full copy of the CCSC’s report here:  GOVERNANCE REVIEW FOR CALGARY COMBATIVE SPORTS COMMISSION

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