Speaking Municipally: Episode 128

Speaking Municipally: Episode 128

· The Pulse

In Episode 128 of Speaking Municipally, co-hosts Troy Pavlek and Mack Male spoke with Adam Laughlin, deputy city manager of integrated infrastructure services at the City of Edmonton.

Laughlin, who served as interim city manager from Linda Cochrane's retirement in December 2019 until Andre Corbould was hired in January 2021, was asked what advice he would give to candidates running for council in the upcoming municipal election.

"First off, embrace the City Plan. It's a plan that Edmontonians provided input on," he said. "The other piece of advice I would give them is just trust the advice of (city) administration."

Other topics covered in the episode include the 2021 construction season, which features 268 projects worth about $1 billion, and whether or not the Valley Line Southeast LRT will open this year.

Photo: Adam Laughlin on May 4, 2021, at the construction season kickoff event. (City of Edmonton)