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
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
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