Hello, my friend --
Today’s update is a big one! This marks my first official update since Phase One of re-opening began last week. Edmonton has done such a great job with flattening the curve that we are taking steps to reopen our city amenities. I want to let you know about my efforts advocating for neighbourhood cleanliness and keeping
Without a doubt, COVID-19 has had an impact on personal and corporate finances around the world. The City of Edmonton’s budget has been impacted too.
I worked hard this week to advocate for common-sense, practical solutions to reduce our spending, set a fair tax rate for ALL, and protect
Since we last chatted there have been several COVID-19 related developments at Edmonton City Hall.I am thinking of you lots as we welcome warmer weather, and I hope that you are staying healthy and looking out for the safety of yourselves, family members, and neighbours. Today I have updates on our budget, family and business supports, community gardens, transit solutions, and our community leagues.There is a budget
Hi Ward 4,
This week I made real progress vocalizing your concerns around COVID-19. I want to share this progress but first, I want to check in with you.
How are you doing? How do you plan on connecting with your family, while still social distancing, this long weekend? For example, this week marked the beginning of Passover. I saw evidence online of many creative families using video chats to host their celebratory meals!
Now, COVID-19 has shone a
I hope you are doing well this week. First off I want to say THANK YOU! I am receiving so many amazing messages from Edmontonians about how we are all handling this global pandemic as a community. Today, and always, I am so honoured to represent such incredible people.
This week I have gathered information about how we can all help each other during this really tough time. I also made sure businesses have the help they need to protect their workers, their
I hope you are doing well this week. I know that for me, my family, and my staff, this week has been hard, and many of us are still adjusting to our new normal. Isolating is not easy, but it sure does remind us of how important our community is.
First, residents are asking me how they can help during the pandemic. Wash your hands, keep physically distant, and buy local food. At the same time, I hope you remember that
Edmonton needs a stronger, more robust local food system that we can all depend on: one that supports our neighbours and our local economy.
If COVID-19 has taught us anything about our food systems, it’s that they are extremely fragile. Although we're not experiencing a food shortage in Edmonton, folks are still struggling to find basics to fill their cupboards, and some families are struggling to get good food on the table because they have lost their job or are
I have a big update for you. Today, the Mayor and Council met to discuss and vote on major changes to the way we are handling our response to COVID-19. The decisions we made today are to help alleviate the financial and emotional stress we are all feeling right now. Our number one priority is providing essential city services to
I have been receiving messages of concern about the impact of recent events on local business and supply chains. Like many of you, I am hearing from workers and small businesses worried about their future, while trying to do their part to protect our health and safety.
Over the past two years I have been listening and working to try to optimize the role our City can play in the success of the local economy, but now, more
Today Edmonton’s residential speed limits went from 50km/h to 40km/h on residential streets throughout the city. This change makes roads safer, communities more family-friendly, without really impacting your commute time. Here are some facts about the changes:
1. Reducing residential speed limits will not noticeably increase your commute time.
Delays are frustrating. Drivers need to get to destinations without
Seniors, parents, those with reduced mobility - like all Edmontonians - deserve transit that works for them.
The problem is, the new Bus Network Redesign (BNR) threatened to take access away in the form of reduced stops where you need it most.
Our public system should be enhanced to provide great service for everyone but that has been made difficult due to inadequate investments over the years. Residents have told me they feel like the city was
This is an update on the City’s verbal report to Council on our 2020 snow and ice strategy.
Part 1: What We Heard From You.
Part 2: What We Know.
Part 3: The Road Ahead.
It’s “SNO-Go” for Ice and Snow this Winter Season
This year my Council colleagues and I have received record numbers of calls, emails, and