Every week in the lead up to Edmonton's municipal election on Oct. 18, we're rounding up the news and announcements you need to know to stay informed.
- Candidate Michael Oshry announced his Small is Beautiful Infrastructure Plan which intends to advance "many items on the city's current unfunded project list." A few of these projects include the construction of a dog park in southeast Edmonton, expanding the Riverbend Library, and adding new walking trails to the river valley.
- Cheryll Watson wants Edmonton to "formalize an economic corridor partnership with Calgary." This proposed partnership is the first in a series of economic policies and was developed in collaboration with Spontivly CEO Anthony Nagendraraj.
- Kim Krushell launched her four campaign policy pillars, called A Vibrant and Connected City, Economic Recovery and Growth, Core Service and Maintenance, and Supports for our Most Vulnerable.
- Amarjeet Sohi has released the #TeamSohi Volunteer Code for those helping with his campaign. The guidelines for volunteer conduct are intended to station the Sohi campaign as "a beacon of positivity focused on (their) vision of making Edmonton a better place for all."
- Edmonton blogger Emil Tiedemann has launched a series focusing on who is running for mayor. Rick Comrie's responses are the first to be published, and readers can anticipate similar interviews in the lead up to the election.
- Edmonton Public School Board trustee Michael Janz retracted his previous motion for Edmontonians to vote on the draft K-6 curriculum. Prior to this withdrawal, Janz tweeted school boards "can unilaterally put questions on the (municipal) ballot."
A list of all of the candidates who have announced they are running in the Edmonton municipal election is available here.
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