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Project Management

Fast Speeds, Slow Solutions

Last April, there was a motion put forward to complete further analysis on what speed our roads should be set at. This includes local roads, arterial roads, and collector roads. Nearly a year later, the report is coming back but unfortunately it appears the work that has been requested has not been completed.   Previous…

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Valley Line West LRT – $30.5 Million Closer to Completion

The Valley Line West LRT will be the largest infrastructure project in Edmonton’s history. Work on this project started in 2007 and was one of the main reasons I decided to get involved with my community league and municipal government. When I ran for Council, securing the necessary funding from the other orders of government…

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Budget 2019 – Highlights and Conclusion

After months of analyzing, asking questions, and debating, City Council has wrapped up debate on the 2019 – 2022 Operating and Capital Budget. This budget will shape the way Edmonton grows over the next four years. Over 150 Edmontonians came out to speak at the Public Hearing on the budget. We heard about the need…

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Capital Projects Update Q1 2018

Since the re-organization and project management changes over the past three years, Council has been receiving updates on our significant Capital Projects three times a year. Significant capital projects included all projects over $20 million.  This approach enabled Council to monitor projects more effectively, improve communication between departments and Council, and provide better information to residents of Edmonton…

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Fall 2017 Capital Projects Update

As part of the Fall 2017 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment Council received an update on Edmonton’s significant capital projects. This report presents the September 30, 2017, financial results for capital and provides updates on significant capital projects for tax-supported, enterprise and utility operations including results and projections against the approved 2015 to 2018 Capital Budget. The Capital Financial…

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Setting Firm Deadlines

At the Tuesday September 27th Executive Committee meeting we received an update about the Walterdale Bridge delay. While this delay is frustrating, what concerned me more was the discussion around deadlines for projects. It was suggested that completion dates may need to be less specific on major projects as they are quite complex. While I…

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Integrated Infrastructure Update

As of June 2016, most of our capital projects are on or ahead of schedule (84%) and within or under budget (97.9%). With that said, we cannot ignore the fact that there have been and are still some major problems with some select projects (Metro Line LRT, Groat Road/Walterdale Bridge). While the list of current projects stays…

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Integrated Infrastructure Management Planning

Urban Growth Area: Infrastructure Management Planning The Way Ahead: Implementation Plan was created to identify key activities that would be implemented in a three year time frame (2016-2018) to ensure we continue to achieve the goals set out in the Municipal Development Plan.  The plan identified three main goals for the City of Edmonton moving…

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Project Management within the City

Most of you are aware of the challenges the City has faced in managing a few of its projects. We’ve reviewed our staffing, reporting, and process procedures here at the City and I thought I’d review some of these changes with you: Staffing: Although it was discussed at the August 2015 Audit Committee meeting, there…

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