Posts Tagged: yegcc

Coming up at City Council: March 21-25, 2016

Council is back to Committee meetings this week, with a very full agenda and some big ticket items to be discussed. Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week March 21 at 9:30am – Community Services Committee Meeting March 22 at 9:30am – Executive Committee Meeting March… 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 »

Update on the race to join Edmonton City Council in Ward 12

With just 11 days to go until Election Day in the Ward 12 By-Election, let’s take a look at what has happened so far in the race to replace Amarjeet Sohi. More than 3000 advance votes cast The City of Edmonton held advance voting this week from Monday through Thursday at the Meadows Community Recreation… Reads more »

Transition pay for Sohi, silencing street preachers, local food perceptions

Here’s the latest entry in my Edmonton Etcetera series, in which I share some thoughts on a few topical items in one post. Less than I’d write in a full post on each, but more than I’d include in Edmonton Notes. Have feedback? Let me know! Transition pay for Amarjeet Sohi There has been a… Reads more »

Why City Council’s approval of ridesharing in Edmonton matters

Edmonton became the first Canadian city to legalize ridesharing services like Uber with Council’s approval today of a new vehicle for hire bylaw. “The regulatory framework in the new bylaw helps to answer citizen and business demand for more choice in the vehicle for hire industry,” says Mayor Don Iveson. “It represents a significant evolution… Reads more »

A look ahead at 2016 for City Council and the City of Edmonton

This year is going to be a difficult one. “While technically it won’t be a recession, for many people it’s going to feel like one,” said City of Edmonton chief economist John Rose. Our economy is expected to grow by just 1% with unemployment rising, perhaps as high as 7%. We’re less energy-dependent than the… Reads more »