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.


Election debate

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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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Sticky notes

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

A map of Edmonton's pihêsiwin ward
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pihêsiwin: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in pihêsiwin answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's papastew ward
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papastew: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in papastew answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's 15 districts, as laid out in the City Plan
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City aims for Edmontonians to 'live more locally' with 15-minute districts

The 15-minute city is an urban design strategy that the current city council adopted as part of the City Plan at the end of 2020. The next city council, and its successors, will make the decisions that either help bring this plan to life or leave it to languish. As the municipal election approaches, this is a good time to examine what this concept means for Edmonton.

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A map of Edmonton's O-day'min ward.
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O-day'min: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in O-day'min answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi ward.
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Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's Nakota Isga ward.
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Nakota Isga: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in Nakota Isga answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's sipiwiyiniwak ward
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sipiwiyiniwak: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in sipiwiyiniwak answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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A map of Edmonton's Métis ward
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Métis: Where the candidates stand on the People's Agenda

Here's how candidates in M´´etis answered Taproot's 30-question survey, which is based on what we heard when we asked people what key issues they wanted the candidates to be talking about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election.

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Two years ago, Edmonton declared a climate emergency and voted that city administration regularly update city council on its progress towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
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Countdown to 2050: Explaining Edmonton's carbon budget

The devastating effects of climate change have become more clear than ever over the past few years, urging Edmonton and other cities around the world to aggressively curb their carbon emissions. In April 2021, city council approved a plan with an ambitious idea — what if Edmonton budgeted for carbon emissions the same way it handles its money?

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A photo of sticky notes from a recent feature story brainstorming session.
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Taproot Edmonton's candidate questionnaire is now in inboxes across the city

The People's Agenda project has entered a new phase, with a candidate questionnaire derived from what we heard from participants now in inboxes across the city.

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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
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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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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.