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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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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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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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our running list of organizations in operation during this time has been replaced with REACH Edmonton’s extensive COVID-19 Community Database. If you are looking for organizations and supports during this time please refer to their database. (https://reachedmonton.ca/covid-19-community-response/)   Hello everyone,  I understand that you all must be overwhelmed with the amount of news…

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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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Edmonton is currently preparing a new City Plan which will replace all of the existing Ways Plans and will represent our provincially required Municipal Development Plan (currently The Way We Grow) and Transportation Master Plan (currently The Way We Move). The new City Plan is on track to be completed by mid-2020 and will be…

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