Term 1

As promised I have disclosed all donations made to my campaign for the 2017 election below.  I made a commitment to do this for a number of reasons and while it significantly reduced my campaign budget, I am very happy with my decision.  I can say unequivocally that every donation made meant a great deal to me and my campaign

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Three times a year there is an update on the status of significant capital projects. In interest of keeping you informed about how the city is doing around project management, I have provided updates on the results so you can keep track of our performance and ask any questions. Instead of writing a completely new post every time, I wanted

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One year ago I wrote about Municipal Campaign Finance Reform in response to this motion City Council passed on July 8th, 2015: That the Mayor write a letter and/or advocate to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Premier: Requesting that the city be given be the ability to independently establish campaign finance and disclosure rules in advance of the 2017

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The approved budget for Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) in 2017 was over $364 million which makes it the single largest budget item for the City of Edmonton. The revenue from fares cover approximately $141 million which means over $220 million of the ETS budget is covered through our tax dollars. Whether you use transit today or believe you will never

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You may have heard about the Transit Strategy  report that came to the Urban Planning Committee on July 5th for review. Most of the news coverage focused on a small component of the overall strategy so I’d like to point out a few things that I feel are important to the discussion.   The public engagement process for the Transit

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The Valley Line West is a 14 km light-rail extension from 102 Street downtown to Lewis Farms Transit Centre. As you may know, the City of Edmonton received funding last fall through the Federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund to review and refine preliminary design work from 2013.  This work is important in order for the City to update changes that

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The Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) was designed in 2001 as part of Zoning Bylaw 12800. The overlay applies to Edmonton’s mature communities (communities generally built before 1973). There were 22 regulations put in place to ensure all new development in existing communities remain sensitive to the surrounding community by regulating features such as size of front and back yards, building

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The West End of Edmonton has been in need of a large scale rec centre and library for quite a while. When door-knocking in Aldergrove, Belmead, La Perle, Lewis Estates, Rosenthal and Secord one of the most common questions I get is, “When will our rec centre be built?” When debating the 2015-2018 Capital Budget, a number of residents from

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Of the 1,175 kms of back alley roads here in Edmonton, two-thirds are listed in poor or very poor condition. This is something I’ve heard from residents both while campaigning and during my time as Councillor. I would suggest it’s the most common complaint our office receives and yet it’s one that did not have many solutions to properly address

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Over the last three and a half years, I have supported a number of new towers across the city (ex: the CNIB building on Jasper Ave, the MacLaren on 124th Street, the Healy Ford project by MacEwan, the development in Windsor Park and many others). There have also been three tower proposals I did not support: The Mezzo on Whyte

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