Posts by Andrew Knack

Budget 2019 – Potential for Greater Savings

  A few months ago I put forward a motion in advance of our budget deliberations to examine what programs and/or services could be changed, reduced, or cut. The results of that motion have now been released. This link will take you to the agenda and then you can view the first attachment which will…

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Operating Budget – Let’s Talk Savings

  The financial future of the City of Edmonton is made up of two parts – the capital budget and the operating budget.   First of all, let’s breakdown the difference between the operating and capital budget. This section is taken directly from the City of Edmonton website, as they have done an excellent job explaining…

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Accessibility in Edmonton

I have the honour of serving as the council liaison for the Accessibility Advisory Committee  (AAC). This committee’s aim is to improve the City’s livability, accessibility and inclusiveness for people with disabilities by providing recommendations and advice to City Council regarding facilities, infrastructure, services, programs, activities, and policies. The AAC has two sub-committees including the…

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Stony Plain Road: How the LRT will Continue Revitalization

Since the Valley Line LRT has been approved, residents, City Council, and City Administration have been working through a number of details (ex: station design, parking, etc.). As a result of the route into the west end of Edmonton, the Valley Line LRT will change how Stony Plain Road operates.     Stony Plain Road…

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Winter Maintenance: Calcium Chloride and Salt

This past week, Edmonton City Council has been debating how to most effectively keep our roads, sidewalks, and trails safe during the winter. In order to effectively remove snow, ice, and other hazardous elements, the City must combine labour with technology to find the best way to maintain our roads in a timely and consistent…

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Celebrating Seniors: Age Friendly Edmonton

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of visiting almost a dozen seniors centre’s and seniors residences in our city. As one of the Council representative on the Seniors’ Initiative, I have committed to regularly visiting our community hubs for seniors to hear their feedback on all City matters. In honour of…

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Edmonton’s NextGen Initiative

Edmonton’s NextGen has a broad impact all throughout the city.  You may have attended one of NextGen’s pecha kucha nights or City Jam’s,  know one of the members, or have seen them on twitter at @EdmNextGen. NextGen has a vision to connect the next generation of Edmontonians and create a city that works for Edmontonians…

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2019 Budget Primer

This fall, City Council will be discussing and voting on the 2019-2022 Capital and Operating budgets. Leading up to the vote, the City of Edmonton is engaging in thorough public consultation, including this survey on budget priorities which I encourage all Edmontonians to fill out. I will also be doing extensive consultation to determine what…

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City of Edmonton Youth Council

During my time on City Council, I have had the pleasure of serving as the council liaison for the City of Edmonton Youth Council (CEYC). The Youth Council is tasked with providing a youth perspective on municipal issues as well as helping create a community amongst young Edmontonians. The council is made up of 20…

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