During Council’s summer recess I had the opportunity to knock on doors in Aldergrove, Belmead and La Perle. I want to thank everyone for being so welcoming, sharing their feedback on how things are going in Edmonton and even sharing snacks and water to keep me fed and hydrated. Even those who did not agree…

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During our summer recess I have been door-knocking and receiving many questions with regards to the July 12th City Council discussion on the possible creation of a bylaw that would allow for municipalities to protect mature trees. I’d like to clarify a few things as some residents were under the impression that this would mean all…

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In light of the By-election campaign finance disclosures report that was recently released here I thought I would take some time to share my thoughts on campaign financing.   Last year Edmonton City Council passed a motion to recommend changes to the Local Authorities Election Act that would provide a more level the playing field for…

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As of June 2016, most of our capital projects are on or ahead of schedule (84%) and within or under budget (97.9%). With that said, we cannot ignore the fact that there have been and are still some major problems with some select projects (Metro Line LRT, Groat Road/Walterdale Bridge). While the list of current projects stays…

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At the June 15th, 2016 City Council meeting, EPCOR Utilities Inc. asked Council to consider transferring Drainage Utilities Services over to their operations. EPCOR currently provides water treatment, water distribution and wastewater treatment services, however the City’s Drainage Utility operates the wastewater and stormwater collection system.  They believe that bringing all of Edmonton’s water utility…

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The City of Edmonton offers citizens more opportunities to provide feedback on mature neighbourhoods. The Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) Review survey is now online. Residents can share their views on how to make the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay a more effective tool for shaping development in mature neighbourhood The Mature Neighbourhood Overlay is a set of…

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On May 3rd Council passed the following motion put forth by Mayor Iveson: 1.  That subject to confirming cost and available funding, the priority for LRT construction be approved as follows: (a) Valley Line, Downtown to Lewis Estates (LW-1, LW-2, LW-3) (b) Metro Line, NAIT to Blatchford (HNW-1, including potential upgrades near Kingsway Mall & NAIT)…

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At the May 10th, 2016 Executive Committee meeting, council received two reports for information from Financial and Corporate Services on Edmonton’s Financial Sustainability Plan.  Two white papers; Tax Assessment and Taxation and User Fees were discussed.   Tax Assessment and Taxation White Paper: What follows in this paper is an overview of the property assessment…

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While I was door knocking during my campaign, I spoke with many residents who were concerned with the shape their back alleys were in, and rightfully so. Many of our back alleys in Edmonton are in need of major resurfacing., so I put forth an inquiry in 2014 for Administration to provide a report on…

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Earlier today City Council voted in favour of the The Mezzo development just off Whyte Ave. On Monday City Council also voted in favour of a low-rise apartment building at 84th Avenue between 101st and 102nd Avenue. In both instances, I voted against the proposals. The focus of my post will be on The Mezzo…

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