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The West End of Edmonton has been in need of a large scale rec centre and library for quite a while. When door-knocking in Aldergrove, Belmead, La Perle, Lewis Estates, Rosenthal and Secord one of the most common questions I get is, “When will our rec centre be built?” When debating the 2015-2018 Capital Budget, a number of residents from

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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 many solutions to properly address

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Over the last three and a half years, I have supported a number of new towers across the city (ex: the CNIB building on Jasper Ave, the MacLaren on 124th Street, the Healy Ford project by MacEwan, the development in Windsor Park and many others). There have also been three tower proposals I did not support: The Mezzo on Whyte

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Last June, while meeting with community members at the Central Lions Seniors Activity Centre, I heard from a resident who for the first time in years did not qualify for the Leisure Access Program. At age 72, she was required to cash in her RRSP savings (as mandated by the Government of Canada) and that put her $800 over the

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Over the last 10 months we have had numerous meetings regarding the EPCOR proposal to transfer drainage utility services to their operations. During this time I have written three other posts to keep people informed about my thoughts on the issue as well as to ensure you could easily access the information that has been presented. This is not a

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What is an Automated Vehicle? Automated vehicles (AVs) are those in which at least some aspects of a safety-critical control function (ex: steering, throttle, or braking) occur without direct driver input. Source: NHTSA Preliminary Statement of Policy Concerning Automated Vehicles (May 30, 2013)  Currently, partial automation is available with some reports suggesting commercial availability of fully automated passenger cars as

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Three times a year there is an update on the status of significant capital projects. In interest of keeping you informed about how the city is doing around project management, I have provided updates on the results so you can keep track of our performance and ask any questions. Instead of writing a completely new post every time, I wanted

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On February 21, Financial and Corporate Services presented their report to City Council on the funding option for the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project and sought to gain budget approval for next steps.  This project aims to improve the operational capacity and level of service that this corridor provides by upgrading to a freeway with 6 core lanes, as well as

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On January 24th there was a Public Hearing for the proposal to transfer our drainage to EPCOR. I previously wrote about this topic in June and October. While I generally try to provide a summary of the discussion and reports, this topic requires significant information to help educate everyone. With that in mind, I would ask that you set aside

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On February 1st, Sustainable Development presented their report to the Urban Planning Committee on the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) Review and proposed amendments to the Zoning Bylaw 12800. You can read the full report here (attachment 1) but I will provide a brief overview for you in the meantime. The review was identified in the Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap as an actionable item

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