Taproot Edmonton is on a quest to find out what Edmontonians want candidates to be talking about as they campaign for votes in the next municipal election, which will be held Oct. 18, 2021.
The first version of the People's Agenda from Taproot Edmonton reveals a desire to know where candidates for mayor and city council stand on climate change, homelessness, and the police budget; what they intend to do to improve transportation, infrastructure, and quality of life; and how they will steward the city's budget with integrity.Read the first draft
Edmonton residents want the city's planning and infrastructure to accommodate everyone — regardless of income, housing status, or how they choose to get around.
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Will we build our city intelligently? That's the question we'll be exploring on April 29 at the next listening session for our People's Agenda project.
Friday, April 23, 2021Continue reading Register
The City of Edmonton needs to make massive changes if it wants to mitigate the effects of climate change, says Jacob Komar, an engineer specializing in green building design and geothermal systems.
Friday, April 23, 2021Continue reading
Will we act on climate change? That's the question we'll be exploring on April 22 at the next listening session for our People's Agenda project.
Sunday, April 18, 2021Continue reading Register
The next city council should do more to support Edmonton's vulnerable populations by funding and advocating for more supportive housing, residents said at Taproot’s sixth listening session.
Friday, April 16, 2021Continue reading
Council's executive committee endorsed a revised climate plan on April 12, which includes a $100 million annual investment into energy-efficient buildings, active and mass transportation, and green incentives for businesses and individuals.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021Continue reading
Will we house everyone? That's the question we'll be exploring at noon on April 15 at the next listening session for our People's Agenda project.
Monday, April 12, 2021Continue reading Register
Edmontonians want future city councils to make significant changes to the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), but are divided on what those reforms should be — and whether defunding the police should be on the table.
Friday, April 9, 2021Continue reading
Will we spend less on police? That's the question we'll be exploring April 8 at the next listening session for our People's Agenda project, probing issues of importance heading into the municipal election on Oct. 18.
Monday, April 5, 2021Continue reading Register
When it comes to how Edmontonians get around the city, Emily Grisé says there will always be a need for compromise.
Friday, April 2, 2021Continue reading
Will we be able to move around the city easily in the future? That's the topic of the next People's Agenda listening session, happening April 1 at noon.
Monday, March 29, 2021Continue reading Register
Edmontonians want to see more transparency when it comes to election finances and less provincial interference in city council affairs — especially during campaign season.
Friday, March 26, 2021Continue reading
Will city council have integrity? That's the question we'll be exploring March 25 at the next listening session for our People's Agenda project.
Monday, March 22, 2021Continue reading Register
When Christy Morin moved from Greenfield in Edmonton's south to Eastwood on the north-side 27 years ago, she found the quality of life differences between the two communities "shocking."
Friday, March 19, 2021Continue reading
We want to hear from you!
Do you have questions about the project or perhaps suggestions on how we can hear from more Edmontonians? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.