Latest News from Ward 10

Posted on April 12

Decision Day on DRAINAGE

I supported the transfer of our city drainage system to EPCOR today. The motion to transfer passed 7- 6. I also stated very clearly that now is the time for City Council to become a more engaged representative of the shareholders of EPCOR. The citizens of Edmonton are the shareholder. City Council as the shareholders representative must expect more engagement with citizens, a deeper commitment to innovation and renewable energy and leadership on environmental stewardship...

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Posted on April 05

A win for transparency, accountability and community leadership.

On April 4, City Council approved a new Public Engagement Policy, which marks an important step forward on public engagement for Edmontonians. Its goal is to re-define the relationship citizens have with their municipal government. This policy and strategy raises the bar on transparency, accountability and leadership in our city for our citizens.

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Posted on April 03

LGBTQ2S Seniors housing an important need in our community

For many seniors, the question of housing can be a difficult one. It can be hard to contemplate giving up independence, but living independently can lead to social isolation. The answers to these questions have to be decided by seniors and their families on a case by case basis. For between 4,700 - 12,000 Edmonton seniors, their sexuality adds another layer of complexity to housing decisions.

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Posted on March 21

Week in Review - March 13/20, 2017

This past week was a busy one in Council Committee meetings. I’d like to focus on three items that could have impacts in Ward 10, and an update on the plan for redeveloping the South Park site on Whyte Avenue.

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Posted on March 10

Saving for a Snowy Day

Almost four years ago when I became a Councillor, I committed to practicing sound financial management; I remain committed to this today. On Tuesday of this week, Council discussed the Preliminary Year-End Financial Results, which highlighted a $64.3 million budget surplus - $13.6 million of which will be used to fund the carry forward of expenditures where 2016 program commitments exist (this surplus is explained in further detail here). While I am pleased there was...

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