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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Public Consumption of Cannabis

Earlier this week our Community and Public Services Committee made a recommendation to City Council around the public consumption of Cannabis. You can review the entire report here. The video below provides a breakdown of the 2 options being considered. Please take a few minutes to watch the video. Next Steps As mentioned in the…

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Innovative solutions for Edmonton’s future transit needs

As our city fast approaches a population of one million, it is a perfect time to re-evaluate our transit system to make sure it meets the demands of Edmontonians. In 2020, the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) bus network will look completely different than it does today as it transforms the way we move people more…

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Capital Projects Update

Over the past two and a half years since the re-organization and project management changes, Council receives updates on our significant Capital Projects three times a year. This approach enables Council to monitor projects more effectively, improve communication between departments and Council, and provide better information to residents of Edmonton on the progress of our capital projects.…

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Automated Vehicle Report

At the April 3rd Urban Planning Committee a report was presented based on an inquiry I made in December of 2017 regarding the Minister of Transportation reorienting the Department of Transportation to prepare for the rise of automated (autonomous, self-driving) vehicles in Alberta. While the province has been preparing for a variety of Intelligent Transportation systems for many years, January of 2019…

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