Term 2

Economic Development in a Global Economy

In late May, I had the opportunity to attend the Collision Conference in Toronto which is a large tech conference that brings together buyers and sellers of technology, alongside many of the world’s emerging technology companies. I was invited to be part of the Innovate Edmonton delegation and knowing that we have some major strengths…

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West Edmonton Mall Footbridge: August 2019 Update

While we work on the bigger issue of the bridge replacement, one of the big concerns I had been hearing was the lack of any crossing – even temporary – to access WEM. I have now received confirmation that work on a temporary crossing will be starting quite soon so that people can cross 170th…

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Snow and Ice Control Policy – Calcium Chloride

It is critical that the City is consistently investigating the best methods and technologies to keep our roads, sidewalks, and trails safe. In the past, the City of Edmonton has used salt as a means to melt ice on the roads and increase traction. This past year, administration started a pilot project using a substance…

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Housing is a Human Right

  Our City shouldn’t have arbitrary barriers that prevent housing providers from building affordable housing. At the July 15th Public Hearing, council voted on a decision to amend bylaw 12800 to Reduce Regulatory Barriers to Collective and Permanent Supportive Housing. This amendment was recommended as a way of ensuring a variety of housing options are…

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Self-Driving Cars in Edmonton – Closer Than You Think

  On June 11, 2019 the City of Edmonton Urban Planning committee received information on  Automated Vehicle Testing in Edmonton. Autonomous vehicles are also known as driverless cars, self-driving cars, robotic cars or automated vehicles. A fully autonomous vehicle is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. It can detect its surroundings…

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Safer Speeds in Edmonton

The decision Edmonton City Council made on May 15, 2019 will result in a 40km/h speed limit on residential roads within our communities across the city as well as 30km/h speed limit within the YegCoreZone.   While this work will take a few months, I want to share why I supported lowering the speed limit…

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Smarter Parking In Edmonton

If there is an opportunity for the government to give more autonomy to businesses without negatively impacting others – we should take it. In a recent City of Edmonton survey, 60% said they would like an “Open Option Parking” which allows homeowners and businesses to choose the amount of parking that best meets their needs.…

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Speed Limit Outcomes: Simple and Consistent

At Edmonton’s City Council, speed limits have been front of mind. Considering the ever-evolving discussions surrounding road safety, I want to provide a summary of what has been discussed so far and what may come forward during the City Council meeting next week. If you haven’t had a chance to read through my most recent…

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The City Plan: Building a Vision for Mobility

Edmonton is currently preparing a new City Plan which will replace all of the existing Ways Plans and will represent our provincially required Municipal Development Plan (currently The Way We Grow) and Transportation Master Plan (currently The Way We Move). The new City Plan is on track to be completed by mid-2020 and will be…

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