I cried tears of joy this morning. For those that know me, I get teary-eyed during many Disney movies so it may not seem like my tears of joy are a big deal. But it is significant.   When I first decided to run for elected office in 2007, I chose to run for municipal…

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  In August 2020, I wrote a post about a motion I made to allow for the quick implementation of low-cost adaptable traffic calming measures. We hear from many communities where things like traffic speed is an issue, where people don’t feel safe crossing the road and while we are doing a citywide change on…

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I’ve never been that interested in the celebration of the New Year. While I stay up until midnight, I don’t spend much time thinking about the entire year and usually don’t have a resolution for the new year. Obviously, this year has been different. Therefore, I wanted to share a few of my reflections on…

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  We are in one of the most challenging economic times in decades.   We have one of the largest unemployment rates of the major cities across Canada. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Those same businesses are struggling to pay their staff who live in our communities. Some families and individuals are concerned…

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  Back in September 10th, 2020, the City Auditor presented a report to the Audit Committee on the number of management Full Time Employees and the management span of control. The report had reviewed a three-year period from 2017-2019 with findings discovering a significant increase (21%) in the number of manager and supervisor full time…

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  The $18.2 million – Workforce Strategies across the Corporation include vacancy management, personnel reductions, overtime reductions and strategies that consolidate work such as consolidation of the City’s corporate strategy functions within the newly created Service Innovation and Performance branch. Financial and Corporate Services department.   The Workforce Strategies section includes changes in Assessment &…

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  The $13.2 million – Service Level Reductions reflect adjustments to the current level of services provided. These reductions were brought forward within the context of Reimagining Services.   The Service level reductions section includes changes in Communications and Engagement, Community and Recreation Facilities, Community Standards and Neighbourhoods, Development Services, Edmonton Transit Service, Fleet and…

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  The $1.2 million – Increased revenue/recoveries reflect opportunities to increase revenue for a service or increase the recovery level of service. The Increased revenue/recovery section includes changes in Community and Recreation Facilities, Community Standards and Neighbourhoods, Corporate Expenditures and Revenues, Fire and Rescue Services and Parks and Roads Services.    Changes that are relevant…

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    The $6.4 million – Funding to partners reflect reductions to grants or operating support to community partners. The Funding to partners section includes changes in Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues and Social Development   Changes that are relevant to the experiences and services that Edmontonians receive are in the following areas.   Edmonton…

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  The $1.4 million – Facility Closures were based on recommendations from Program and Service reviews and align with the City’s approach to Reimagine Services. Council directed Administration to prioritize the remainder of the capital budget and return with infrastructure cut-back scenarios. Future renewal costs avoided through closure of these facilities are conservatively estimated to…

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