Here are opportunities to offer your thoughts on civic matters, including Edmonton's district planning and the province's proposed changes to legislation affecting local politics.
- District Planning — Phase 3: Gather Input and Edit Draft Plans — The city's District Planning project involves dividing Edmonton into 15 districts and creating the policy foundation for these districts. Along with the recently updated zoning bylaw, district planning will guide development as the city adds more people. Residents can share their thoughts on draft plans through a variety of online tools and surveys until Dec. 3.
- Marquis Town Centre Rezoning and Plan Amendments — An application to rezone several existing land parcels in the Marquis neighbourhood, and amend area structure plans, is in progress. Residents can ask the project planner a question or share their thoughts about the application until Dec. 3.
- Municipal Government Act and Local Authorities Election Act review — The province is considering changes to two central pieces of legislation that govern municipalities, including Edmonton, which it says would "improve accountability and maintain public trust in local elections and elected officials." The advocacy group Alberta Municipalities opposes the changes, arguing they would introduce partisan politics into local governments. The province is engaging the public on its proposed changes through two online surveys that close Dec. 6.
More input opportunities
- By Dec. 13: Towards 40 Program — 40 Street and Hermitage Road
- By Dec. 13: Overlanders/Homesteader Neighbourhood Renewal (refine)
- By Dec. 31: Public Washroom Survey
- By Dec. 31: Public Engagement Feedback Survey
Photo: The current city council's inaugural meeting in October 2021. (Mack Male/Flickr)