Looking Forward Towards 2019

Now that 2018, and my fifth year on Edmonton’s City Council, is coming to a close, I am thinking towards the future. There are a number of things I am looking forward to in the upcoming year that I want to share with you!   Moving Forward on the Lewis Farms Recreation Centre and Library…

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2018 Highlights

  2018 has been a busy year for Edmonton’s City Council! Coming into the holiday break, I want to share some highlights from the past year. Of course, everyday as a City Councillor is different and in reflecting on the past year I am proud of everything we have accomplished. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays…

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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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Budget 2019 – Potential for Greater Savings

  A few months ago I put forward a motion in advance of our budget deliberations to examine what programs and/or services could be changed, reduced, or cut. The results of that motion have now been released. This link will take you to the agenda and then you can view the first attachment which will…

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Operating Budget – Let’s Talk Savings

  The financial future of the City of Edmonton is made up of two parts – the capital budget and the operating budget.   First of all, let’s breakdown the difference between the operating and capital budget. This section is taken directly from the City of Edmonton website, as they have done an excellent job explaining…

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Accessibility in Edmonton

I have the honour of serving as the council liaison for the Accessibility Advisory Committee  (AAC). This committee’s aim is to improve the City’s livability, accessibility and inclusiveness for people with disabilities by providing recommendations and advice to City Council regarding facilities, infrastructure, services, programs, activities, and policies. The AAC has two sub-committees including the…

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Stony Plain Road: How the LRT will Continue Revitalization

Since the Valley Line LRT has been approved, residents, City Council, and City Administration have been working through a number of details (ex: station design, parking, etc.). As a result of the route into the west end of Edmonton, the Valley Line LRT will change how Stony Plain Road operates.     Stony Plain Road…

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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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