Posts Tagged: city council

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 14-18, 2016

It looks like Council has a busy week ahead! They’ll be looking at Northlands and the question of what to do with Rexall Place, a topic that is sure to dominate the headlines early in the week. The other contentious issue on the agenda is the District Energy System for Blatchford. Council is also receiving… 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 »

Coming up at City Council: February 22-26, 2016

Monday is Election Day in the Ward 12 By-Election, so I’m sure Council will be paying attention like the rest of us to see who their new colleague is. I understand that the Elections Office expects the results to be posted in a large batch, hopefully by 8:30pm, so it shouldn’t take long to find… 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 »

Coming up at City Council: February 15-19, 2016

It has been a couple of months since my last “Coming up at City Council” update – time to get back into the routine. Thanks to everyone who has provided positive feedback on this series! Photo by City of Edmonton Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this… 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 »