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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Connecting to Canadian Cities

When considering municipal government, we often think about the role of our own city council to manage the affairs of Edmonton and don’t always consider the need to reach outside of our boundaries to build relationships with other places. Cities across Canada are often struggling with the same social issues, infrastructure challenges, and funding barriers. […]

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Speaking with One Voice

When speaking about Edmonton and the issues that are important to residents, it’s important to think about our regional neighbours as well. Although many neighbouring cities, towns, and counties are not officially included within Edmonton’s boundaries, they are a big part of who we are. Residents of these places work and play in our city, […]

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