It’s clear to me that residents don’t want to spend their time having to contact 311 or their Councillor every time they see a problem with how snow and ice is being handled by the City.

They want to see their tax dollars at work handling the things they rely on the City to do. They should see those things being done properly the first time, without having to constantly report issues.

People start to feel like they’re not being heard when these problems don’t

When citizens are deciding where to make their home to build a life and raise their family, they should not have to worry about potential risks to their health and safety showing up years later.

That’s exactly why we have regulations in place that should protect the public from environmental impacts of industrial activity. It’s one of the basic roles of government.

Unfortunately, the previous provincial government failed to ensure transparency and proper

I am very pleased to announce that, thanks to your advocacy, my transit Motion was approved today by Council's Urban Planning Committee. A report will come forward to City Council in the late fall. I want to give a special thanks to Karin and Andrea for coming down from Ward 4 and taking time out of their day to speak to the Committee. Since I was elected, I have pushed hard to make transit better for Edmontonians. This Motion asks for a new way to envision transit in our city, to

Like many, I was shaken to learn on Sunday morning that one of our fellow Edmontonians had died outside near an LRT station, and that police believed his death was due to the cold.

While we don’t know the particular circumstances, it was with this loss in mind that I came into City Hall Monday morning determined to learn what more could be done to help reduce weather-related fatalities in our winter city. Many residents who shared this concern were asking why the LRT station

Edmonton is growing - there’s no doubt about that. Everywhere you look you see cranes in the air and construction on the roads. In the Northeast, big projects like the Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage are well underway and the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion is slated to begin this year.

But, what if we didn’t need to wait for completion of these projects to see our communities benefit? What if there were community benefits built right into the construction process

The City’s budget has to build for future growth in an upward-trending, but still constrained economy. Tax dollars need to be used effectively to deliver the programs, services and infrastructure that Edmontonians rely on. To do this, we need to have good public conversations to identify what kind of city we want and what it will look like when we get there. We need a measurable ranking system for sorting out which projects will get us the best return on investment and we have to

Even before I was elected in 2017, I was hearing from a lot of residents about safety concerns at the intersection of 153 Avenue and 18 Street in the community of Fraser. I've seen the problem firsthand. I drive that way often and know the struggle of trying to get through or across from 18 Street to 153 Ave without feeling anxious about the fast-approaching oncoming traffic. When the Anthony Henday connection was complete, drivers welcomed the quick access point for a faster commute, but
The middle of summer isn’t exactly when you want to start thinking about winter, but that’s what we have to do if we want to find the best way to keep roads safe during Edmonton’s upcoming snowy season. Last winter between February and March, 2017 the City launched an anti-icing pilot program that switched from traditional sodium chloride (salt) to a liquid calcium chloride solution with an added corrosion inhibitor in a number of test areas around the city. You may have seen trucks

For our municipal government to function the way it's supposed to, we need to hear from Edmontonians.

City Council is made up of 12 Councillors and the Mayor, but Edmonton is made up of around 1 million Edmontonians who have valuable experiences and insights that Council would be remiss not to bring to the table. We know there are a lot more good ideas out there than just the ones generated within the walls of City Hall and we want

While we know our province has gone through boom and bust economic cycles over the years, we don't expect our roads to do the same within a day. Some mornings driving down Meridian is pretty good, but by dinner time it's a mess again. That's because the City of Edmonton's Roadway Maintenance department only has a couple of tools in its toolbox to repair roadways and they are usually reserved for potholes and alleyways.  One tool is to grade with gravel that lasts a few days/weeks at best and
The City of Edmonton's Administration recently made plans to implement automated parking enforcement on July 5th, but that date has now been postponed. Their plans failed to take into consideration feedback about how this change would affect parking options for Edmontonians who have a hard time getting to payment meters. That set off a series of calls from Councillors to stop and take a second look at what they're doing. Administration provided a verbal update to Council on June 26th, saying

The City of Edmonton is moving to Automated Parking Enforcement. That means payment for parking in city E-park zones will be monitored by a camera attached to a vehicle instead of Parking Enforcement Officers monitoring vehicles on foot. Tickets will now be issued by mail rather than placed on windshields.

This move has major impacts for Edmontonians who use accessible parking placards.  The change to a digital system that scans license plates has no way at this time to read