At the end of May, I wrote about the spring supplementary capital budget and reductions in services that we would see over the coming year because of the financial impact of COVID-19. We have seen an over $140 million shortfall in the budget due to the pandemic and as such, we had to make changes…

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I’ve been staying home as much as possible, including working from home. During this time I’ve been fortunate to host virtual interviews with community leaders to talk about the important work they do, the impacts of the pandemic on communities and businesses, and ways that we can ensure their concerns are addressed in the City’s…

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I want to start with an apology. I know I have contributed to systemic racism in our city and I haven’t done enough, or possibly anything, to end systemic racism. For example, I can recall times where I have knocked on doors and spoken with people who start saying racist things about black, indigenous, and…

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The Supplemental Capital Budget (SCBA) is an integral component of the City Council approved multi-year approach to set the 2019-2022 Capital Budget. It allows Council to adjust the budget in response to changing project needs, new funding opportunities and challenges, emerging issues, and changing priorities. It supports the City’s financial management outcome of ensuring the…

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Welcome back to our age-friendly City Council 101 Blog Series! In this final part of our series, we will be discussing the types of meetings that City Council holds. These meetings are where city council members make a number of important decisions. We will also be explaining what committees are and the different types.   …

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Collaborating with your City Government    An effective and collaborative government works with and for its citizens. It is essential that governments listen to what citizens need and want in order to help make our city a better place to live. In our last blog, we explained some of the responsibilities that the City of…

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Hi everyone, first I want to start off by saying that the past few days have been really hard for many of us. This has been an unprecedented time that requires us to respond in a variety of ways including additional temporary lay-offs of City of Edmonton staff. While never easy, this has been especially…

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Welcome to our first ever, age friendly blog! This upcoming series is to help educate citizens of all ages to learn more about how the City of Edmonton operates.  An Introduction to Municipal Politics!       You may have some sense of what your municipal government does for you. Take a moment and think…

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I’m disappointed that I have to write this blog post. There was a statement made on Facebook by one of my colleagues on Council that has been shared significantly since it was published. I won’t share it here because unfortunately, most of it is false and It’s not responsible to share something that I know…

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