Posts Tagged: politics

Linda Cochrane is Edmonton’s new City Manager

Mayor Don Iveson announced this morning that City Council has hired Linda Cochrane as Edmonton’s new City Manager. A long-time City employee, Linda has been the Acting City Manager since September when Council decided to fire Simon Farbrother. Here’s what the mayor had to say on why Linda was selected: “As you know, Linda had… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: March 7-11, 2016

Council is back to Committee meetings next week! Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week March 7 at 9:30am – Community Services Committee Meeting March 7 at noon – City Manager & City Auditor Performance Evaluation Committee Meeting March 8 at 9:30am – Executive Committee Meeting… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: February 29 – March 4, 2016

Moe Banga was sworn in as the new Councillor for Ward 12 at City Hall yesterday. He handily won Monday’s by-election, earning nearly twice as many votes as his nearest competitor. “City building is a team sport,” said Mayor Iveson at the ceremony. “So it’s very exciting to welcome a new member to our team.”… Reads more »

Danisha Bhaloo is the right choice for Ward 12

Much has already been said about the large number of candidates running for Council in next week’s Ward 12 by-election. Choosing from 31 names is certainly daunting, but fortunately there are some quality candidates to consider. Irfan Chaudhry has run a solid campaign and would bring a strong focus on diversity and inclusion to Council…. Reads more »

A closer look at the issues Ward 12 candidates care about

I’ve been looking through all the Ward 12 candidate websites (well, those that have websites) to find information on their platforms. As expected there are a few common themes, but not a lot of detail. I’d say the top three issues that candidates talk about is community safety, transportation, and fiscal responsibility. Nearly every candidate… Reads more »