Edmonton Debt Projects 2005-2020

An audit was recently released that provided our current financial position as a city. The audit clearly shows that Edmonton’s financial position today is not as good as it was 20 years ago. That may lead you to ask, why is that the case?   During our Audit Committee meeting today, there was an excellent…

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Balancing investment choices between infrastructure renewal and growth presents a significant challenge, especially when our city grows and ages at the same time. The gap between what is needed and what the City can afford continues to grow; therefore, obtaining and prioritizing funding remains a key concern.    Renewal vs. Growth:   Renewal is investment…

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This past week, Edmonton City Council has been debating how to most effectively keep our roads, sidewalks, and trails safe during the winter. In order to effectively remove snow, ice, and other hazardous elements, the City must combine labour with technology to find the best way to maintain our roads in a timely and consistent…

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Of the 1,175 kms of back alley roads here in Edmonton, two-thirds are listed in poor or very poor condition. This is something I’ve heard from residents both while campaigning and during my time as Councillor. I would suggest it’s the most common complaint our office receives and yet it’s one that did not have…

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On February 21, Financial and Corporate Services presented their report to City Council on the funding option for the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Project and sought to gain budget approval for next steps.  This project aims to improve the operational capacity and level of service that this corridor provides by upgrading to a freeway with 6…

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As of June 2016, most of our capital projects are on or ahead of schedule (84%) and within or under budget (97.9%). With that said, we cannot ignore the fact that there have been and are still some major problems with some select projects (Metro Line LRT, Groat Road/Walterdale Bridge). While the list of current projects stays…

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Urban Growth Area: Infrastructure Management Planning The Way Ahead: Implementation Plan was created to identify key activities that would be implemented in a three year time frame (2016-2018) to ensure we continue to achieve the goals set out in the Municipal Development Plan.  The plan identified three main goals for the City of Edmonton moving…

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