People's Agenda

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.


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Help us discover the People’s Agenda in Edmonton

What key issue do you want the candidates to talk about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election, and why?

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The first draft

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.

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A progress report

The series of events we’ve been holding throughout March and April are the latest stop in a journey that started last summer with Election SOS training. Here's where we're at and what we've learned.

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Recent Updates

C5 North East Community Hub
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This social-services experiment is working — could there be more?

The C5 North East Hub is unique in Edmonton, as a collaborative and comprehensive source of social services in an area that needs them. So far, it appears to be a success, but continued funding is not guaranteed, nor is it certain that there is an appetite for funding similar hubs elsewhere. That will be for future city councils to decide, which is a reason to take a closer look at the C5 experiment ahead of the municipal election on Oct. 18.

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People's Agenda
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Speaking Municipally: Episode 127

Co-hosts Troy Pavlek and Mack Male were joined by Taproot co-founder Karen Unland to discuss the first round of People's Agenda listening sessions that wrapped up last week.

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'It has to work for everyone': Edmontonians call for more inclusive city planning
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'It has to work for everyone': Edmontonians call for more inclusive city planning

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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Promotional image for People's Agenda listening session on city-building
Brief

Share your thoughts about city-building on April 29

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.

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Edmontonians say climate change should be city council's ‘first priority’
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Edmontonians say climate change should be city council's ‘first priority’

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.

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Promotional image for People's Agenda listening session on climate change
Brief

Share your thoughts about the climate emergency on April 22

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.

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'It's a human right': Edmontonians want city council to take more action on housing
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'It's a human right': Edmontonians want city council to take more action on housing

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.

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Chart of the week: Projected emissions scenarios
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Chart of the week: Projected emissions scenarios

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.

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Promotional image for People's Agenda listening session on housing
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Share your thoughts about housing and homelessness on April 15

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.

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‘It’s time for bold leadership’: Edmontonians weigh in on police reform ahead of municipal election
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‘It’s time for bold leadership’: Edmontonians weigh in on police reform ahead of municipal election

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.

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Share your thoughts about police funding on April 8
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Share your thoughts about police funding on April 8

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.

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Edmontonians want the next council to ‘smooth the edges’ of transportation
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Edmontonians want the next council to ‘smooth the edges’ of transportation

When it comes to how Edmontonians get around the city, Emily Grisé says there will always be a need for compromise.

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Share your thoughts about transportation on April 1
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Share your thoughts about transportation on April 1

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.

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Edmontonians discuss integrity concerns ahead of upcoming municipal election
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Edmontonians discuss integrity concerns ahead of upcoming municipal election

Edmontonians want to see more transparency when it comes to election finances and less provincial interference in city council affairs — especially during campaign season.

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Share your thoughts about municipal politics on March 25
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Share your thoughts about municipal politics on March 25

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.

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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 hello@taprootedmonton.ca.