Latest News from Ward 10

Posted on August 02

"Responsible" borrowing.

Updated: September 11th, 2013. "Responsible" borrowing is a regrettable but necessary tool for big cities. Since I began door-knocking in April many voters have raised the issue of our city’s debt. Many are worried about "frivolous spending" and our ability to pay it off.

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Posted on July 19

Looking out for Lilly in Landsdowne

I met Lilly Wednesday night in Lansdowne. She is a senior and a widow. She raised her family in the house she has lived in now for over 50 years. Lilly doesn’t move around the city much. She doesn’t go downtown. She doesn’t go to Hawrelak Park. She takes the bus to Southgate when she needs the basics.

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Posted on July 16

Building and growing and changing city

Get ready to welcome 300,000 people to Edmonton. They are not all coming tomorrow of course. But over the next 20-30 years, they’ll move to our city at a steady rate thanks to Alberta’s economy, which is leading the country in job growth.

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Posted on July 03

The way we spend

Some have started to muse that this fall’s municipal election could be defined by one question: Should the city get back to the basics and invest only in our roads and core services or be bold and invest in projects that grow our culture, creativity and vibrancy?

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Posted on June 20

A Community Standard that Improves the Community

‘Community Standards’ are a tricky concept. They’re more of a moving target, rather than a set of defined rules. And this isn’t truer than in Edmonton, where our Community Standards Bylaw gives no clear direction about how the city is to deal with or name commercial properties that have been run down.

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