After months of debate, the future of Lansdowne Park will finally be settled when city council votes on the proposal today.

Or it could go on for several more months.

One of the first things city council will have to vote on during a special meeting on the Lansdowne Park Partnership plan is whether to leave the final decision on the park up to the next city council.

According to a city staff report on the implementation and planning stages for the park, a comprehensive Master Site Plan could be brought forward for consideration by council as late as Nov. 24. That would be one month after the new council is elected, but one week before they take office.

This prompted calls from several councillors to delay a vote until next year.

“The final decision really should be made by the new council,” said Capital Ward Coun. Clive Doucet.

Bay Coun. Alex Cullen and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Coun. Michel Bellemare have a motion that would see the vote be put off until January 2011.

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