Latest News from Ward 10

Posted on February 24

Poverty and Homelessness: a community challenge requires a community solution

In my current role, as City Councillor and past role as a Community Organizer, I have always been inspired by the inner-city street life and compelled to work with vulnerable populations. I met Adoulfus (pictured below) while working with the Bissell Centre. He is one of the most memorable individuals I have met--kind, creative, and artistic.   Photo Credit: Pieter de Vos Jr.

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Posted on February 10

The facts about the EPCOR Proposal

Like myself, many Edmontonians may have received the postcard pictured below. Unfortunately, the organizations involved in distributing the postcard did insufficient research into the terms of the proposed transfer. The postcard does not provide full details on the financial side of the proposal or a breakdown of the discussion to date, which is why I felt it was important to provide some clarity.

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Posted on February 08

Mature Neighbourhood Overlay Changes

An Important Conversation Continues As Edmonton continues to grow and evolve; our citizens, streets, and businesses are ever-changing. We’re becoming more aware of the way our city is built and more excited about the kind of city we want to become. Great cities don’t just grow, they evolve--Edmonton is no exception to this, and infill development is one of the largest driving factors for this evolution. Within the last four decades, the population in mature...

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Posted on February 07

Sandboxes to be Restored

In a city with an annual budget of nearly $3 billion, nearing 1 million people. With limitless ambition and generous imagination about how we can serve and lift our citizens by aspiring to End Poverty, homelessness, illiteracy and exploitation of all kinds. Where we build architecturally renowned recreation centres, art galleries, bus barns and sky kissing towers. Where we fight back against the northern winter winds with ice castles and slip and slide Sundays. Where...

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Posted on January 27

Week in Review - Free Sand For All

Community Sandbox Program In 2015, when the City was looking for efficiencies to reduce costs, the Community Sandbox program was identified as a potential reduction. As a result, Council eliminated the program as part of the 2016-2018 Operating Budget--saving the City $300,000 annually. However, I feel the safety benefits to Edmontonians outweighs the financial savings. For this reason, I made the following Notice of Motion at Wednesday's Council meeting: That Administration, in consultation with the Edmonton...

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