Given the current circumstances, I moved the Community Conversation to an online format which was live-streamed on YouTube Tuesday March 24th at 5:30. I’ve provided the recording of it below. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any of the these topics (or others) anytime. I am available in the following ways: Phone: 780-489-8122…

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Title: Capital Projects Update – Q4 2019 Seeing important projects stay on time and on budget is an important issue for many residents. There have been many concerns in the past regarding the City’s project management process, and in 2015 there were clear recommendations on changes that needed to be made. You can read more about…

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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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