Latest News from Ward 10

Posted on September 22

Sand Audit is Disappointing and Disturbing

Earlier today, an audit was released by the City Auditor’s Office that examined the City of Edmonton’s Winter Street Sand Recycling and Mixing Program. In this report, which will be discussed at next Thursday’s Audit Committee meeting, it was found that from 2005 to 2015 the City of Edmonton did not receive full value-for-money in its $37 million investment, and the intended outcomes of the program were far from achieved. To say that I am...

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Posted on September 12

Rethinking Rollie Miles w/ eye on new rec. centre

Fairness for mature neighbourhoods - this is something that I always consider always when making decisions on Council. Over the last few years, as a City, we have recognized the importance and value of investing in our mature neighbourhoods, and have made the concerted effort to renew the infrastructure in these neighbourhoods. Through programs such as the Neighbourhood Renewal Program and Drainage Renewal Program, coupled with our Flood Mitigation Strategy, hundreds of millions of dollars...

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Posted on August 26

Weekly Update August 22nd-26th and Look-Ahead

SIDEWALKS In my recent “Beautiful Edmonton” blog, I outlined some of my concerns regarding kemptness in Edmonton. Something critical in maintaining an efficient and beautiful City is how we handle our roadways and sidewalks. In recent years, the City has taken up the practice of temporarily filling in concrete sidewalk cracks with asphalt instead of concrete.  This leads to unappealing sidewalks, and a host of other issues stemming from asphalt (like unevenness and environmental concerns).Temporary...

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Posted on August 19

Week In Review August 15th-19th

Council swung back into action on Monday. There was no shortage of excitement this week, a few of the highlights are listed below: THE NEXT SOCCER CENTRE At Community and Public Services Committee a motion was passed to start looking into the development of two new soccer centres in the southwest, City staff will return with a business case on prices and locations for a new soccer centre. Edmonton Indoor Soccer Centres are currently strained...

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Posted on August 16

Engaging Our Youth With A Lower Voting Age

My name is Sam Goertz, I’m the President of Greenfield Community League, I work as a Summer Research Assistant for Councillor Michael Walters, I advise Junior Achievement High School groups as well as teach some Junior High classes, I have written for the Alberta Street News, Green Business Canada, and the Green Medium, I have spent the last year working full-time while living with a roommate in our own house, and I am 19 years...

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