Neighbourhood Growth/Improvement

Valley Line West LRT

After a meeting that covered multiple days, we finally have a clear picture of the additional improvements that will be made to the Valley Line West LRT. I want to start by thanking everyone that took the time to come out to speak at the Public Hearing. Also, thanks to those who couldn’t attend but…

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City Hall Wading Pool and Public Space

Earlier today I supported a motion that changes the public space in front of City Hall. I want to share some of the history that led up to this decision as well as why I voted the way I did. Late in 2017 there was news coverage about a proposed change to the space in…

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Edmonton's Transit Strategy

The approved budget for Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) in 2017 was over $364 million which makes it the single largest budget item for the City of Edmonton. The revenue from fares cover approximately $141 million which means over $220 million of the ETS budget is covered through our tax dollars. Whether you use transit today…

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The New Mature Neighbourhood Overlay

The Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) was designed in 2001 as part of Zoning Bylaw 12800. The overlay applies to Edmonton’s mature communities (communities generally built before 1973). There were 22 regulations put in place to ensure all new development in existing communities remain sensitive to the surrounding community by regulating features such as size of…

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Back Alley Renewal Strategy

Of the 1,175 kms of back alley roads here in Edmonton, two-thirds are listed in poor or very poor condition. This is something I’ve heard from residents both while campaigning and during my time as Councillor. I would suggest it’s the most common complaint our office receives and yet it’s one that did not have…

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Infill Construction Initiative update

In an effort to alleviate many concerns Council and residents have regarding infill projects in mature communities, City Council directed Administration to create an integrated inspection and enforcement team to perform proactive inspections at infill sites under construction in mature neighbourhoods. Since this decision on March 22nd, three teams have been established so far with…

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Growth in Our City

The City of Edmonton recently released the results of the 2016 Edmonton Census along with the Annual Growth Monitoring Report (which reports on the previous year’s growth). I thought I’d provide a brief summary of the overall growth within the Capital Region, Edmonton and Ward 1. Capital Region Growth: The Capital Region’s expected population by 2044…

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Tree Removal Bylaw

During our summer recess I have been door-knocking and receiving many questions with regards to the July 12th City Council discussion on the possible creation of a bylaw that would allow for municipalities to protect mature trees. I’d like to clarify a few things as some residents were under the impression that this would mean all…

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