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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Servant Leadership

The term ‘Servant Leadership’ is something I first heard about a few years ago. When she first started, our new City Manager Linda Cochrane discussed the importance of the entire City of Edmonton organization adopting this approach. While examples of the philosophy of servant leadership can be found over the course of history, it appears…

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West Edmonton Mall footbridge

I’ve had a number of messages regarding the West Edmonton Mall (WEM) footbridge over 170th Street and thought it would be best to provide a quick update. First, it is important to note that the footbridge is WEM’s responsibility. They were planning on doing some refurbishment but based on a condition assessment as they started…

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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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Public Consumption of Cannabis in Edmonton: Moving Forward

On June 18th, I put out a survey to collect feedback on how we should implement the public consumption of cannabis in Edmonton. Thank you to the nearly 200 of you who participated in that survey. I thought that receiving feedback through that mechanism worked well and will likely use surveys more in the future.…

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