Edmonton in Winter

Back in August 2019, Council declared a climate emergency that was a crucial step in adopting social action to climate change and reaffirmed our city’s commitment to being a climate resilient city. City Administration has begun fantastic work on next steps in the form of Edmonton’s Energy Transition Strategy that you can read here.  Climatic…

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Edmonton Mass Transit

A large goal of the City Plan when we reach 2 million is to have 50% of trips be made by transit and active transportation. The Mass Transit Strategy ties directly into transportation, providing connections and supporting growth. Specifically this means, Transit-Oriented Development around nodes and corridors, annexations, new residents, and the desire for ‘Health…

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structure of city plan

On March 16th, 2020 City Administration will be presenting the highly anticipated City Plan Report and come forward to public hearing on May 28th, 2020. The City Plan is a scaffolding to support Edmonton’s growth. It includes strategic direction in environmental planning, social planning and economic development. A dynamic and flexible City Plan built to…

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There has been a lot of discussion about the conditions of our winter roads over the past few weeks and I want to provide some thoughts on what has been happening and what needs to happen going forward. Until about 4 weeks ago, the correspondence I received was fairly consistent with every other year. There…

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On February 4th, the Alberta Government’s Municipal Affairs Ministry announced the start of a 4 week long consultation on the Local Authorities Election Act. The current consultation process, which was only announced after municipal representatives started speaking up, is inadequate for something as serious as our local elections and it risks damaging the fairness of…

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This past Saturday, the Ward 1 Office and the Westend Seniors Activity Centre hosted the first ever Community Connector. Different from my usual town halls (Community Conversations), this event aimed to connect Ward 1 residents to organizations that service the area while informing them on community safety and partnerships. This was done through a presentation…

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Over a year and a half ago, the owner of the Jasper Gates site started engaging with the surrounding communities to talk about the future of that site.  For those unfamiliar with the site, the area is at 149th Street and Stony Plain Road. The Jasper Gates site is currently a low density commercial area…

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At the May 7th, 2019, Urban Planning Committee meeting the following motion was passed: That Administration advance the implementation of Open Option Parking and return with a report to Committee, including:    A comprehensive review of on-street parking implications Predictors of all types of parking demand, and how these predictors affect on-site demand Implementation scenarios,…

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By now most, if not all, of you will have received your 2020 Tax Assessment notice in the mail. It’s important to remember these assessments are not your tax bill; that gets sent out in May. Assessments reflect the City’s estimate of your property’s market value as of July 1, 2019, which is then used…

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As you know, this project is behind schedule. The major delay was the level of asbestos that was in the building. After addressing that, they were looking to open this fall but there was a flood in late July that caused another delay. While they were hoping they could make up the time, the last…

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