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Edmonton Notes for January 14, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines At EEDC’s annual Impact luncheon on Tuesday, outgoing CEO Brad Ferguson said Edmonton should strive for 4% annual economic growth. “Growth opportunities will be hard to find and the competition has never been as fierce,” he said. David Staples was a fan of Mayor Don Iveson’s remarks at… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 10, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council approved the Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment for 2018 this week, approving a property tax increase of 3.2%. “Council also approved the $1.4 billion capital budget for 2018 projects that includes new fire stations, upgrading libraries, a police division and transit garage, and other infrastructure.” Edmonton’s new… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 3, 2017

Just three weeks to go until Christmas! Where has the time gone? Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City released four reports for Council related to the Exhibition Lands on Friday. “These reports bring together completed work and next steps to attract the most innovative, sustainable and economic ideas for the future of… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 26, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines FC Edmonton has decided to shut down operations, telling CBC Edmonton, “we would need 8,000 or 9,000 people to be sustainable.” Here is the organization’s official statement. The decision to cease operations and leave the North American Soccer League (NASL) is effective immediately. The federal government’s national housing… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 19, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Elise Stolte has been writing all week about harassment experienced by nearly one-fifth of City employees at work. She has received lots of emails from former and current City employees expressing “how voiceless they feel.” The City is overhauling its workplace complaints process as a result. The Journal’s… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for November 12, 2017

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines The City’s 2018 Supplemental Operating Budget Adjustment proposes an increase of 3.6% to the average property tax bill, 1.4% lower than expected. “The budget has been offset in part, thanks to more than $47 million identified in greater savings and efficiences — nearly $15 million more than last… Reads more »