Transportation Platform

As your Ward 5 Councillor, I will make sure residents have a voice on transportation decisions that affect our community. Edmontonians are savvy when it comes to transportation. They are aware of transportation’s financial, environmental, and personal impacts and make rational choices balancing the sometimes competing desires to  pay less, help the environment more, and minimize […]

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Taxation Platform

As your Ward 5 Councillor, I will consult with residents on their priorities to make the right decisions on funding and taxes.   Edmontonians work hard all year round. No one wants this hard earned money to be taxed any more than is absolutely necessary to get the services and infrastructure we all need to function […]

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Infill Platform

As your Ward 5 Councillor, I will ensure residents are involved in conversations on infill and other solutions that reduce city sprawl. I believe reinvestment in our established neighbourhoods is fundamentally important to sustaining strong communities, and limiting our future tax burden by making best use of existing infrastructure. Unfortunately, our City has not done a […]

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Community Safety Platform

As your Ward 5 Councillor, I will promote safe communities and partnerships between the City, Edmonton Police Service, and local organizations. Edmonton is ranked 10th highest in the 2016 Crime Severity Index of Canada’s 100 largest cities, which calculates both the frequency of criminal activities and the seriousness of the offenses. This is not okay. No […]

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The Evolution of ETS

Good public transit and access to a variety of transportation options are essential for Edmonton. When the City’s Transit Strategy was launched in 2014, it was framed to encourage wide consultation and open possibility thinking. Planners asked the question, “What would our city’s public transit system look like in an ideal world?” Unfortunately, we do […]

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The Skinny on Sub-Dividing

Last week, a Councillor Inquiry was made to explore whether properties with restrictive covenants could be taxed differently. While I support exploring tools that can remove barriers to new grocery stores opening in neighbourhoods, I was surprised to learn this motion also targeted individual homeowners who have restrictive covenants on their properties. Lot splitting is […]

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