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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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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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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