Council Roundup

The Council Roundup provides you with the latest headlines and happenings related to Edmonton city council.

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Recent editions

Friday, January 22, 2021

We go through the agendas and minutes so that you don't have to! Taproot Edmonton is publishing the final edition of the Council Roundup on Jan. 22 as we transition our coverage of the discussions and decisions happening at city hall to The Pulse and our new website. This means you’ll see more coverage of municipal politics from Taproot, and on a more frequent basis.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

We go through the agendas and minutes so that you don't have to! The City of Edmonton's 2021 budget has a 0% tax increase, but that comes with consequences — including staff layoffs, as the city looks to cut inefficiencies. More than 300 positions will be cut, and the city announced the first of those on Jan. 12 as it plans to issue 60 layoff notices in January. 

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Friday, January 8, 2021

We go through the agendas and minutes so that you don't have to! Edmontonians interested in running for office in this year's municipal election can now file their nomination papers. The nomination period officially began on Jan. 4 and will be open until nomination day on Sept. 20, four weeks before election day.

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A photo of a city sidewalk with snow cleared from most of it and a portion left unshovelled
city council health

Calgary outdigs Edmonton in accessing funds to help seniors shovel

As a fresh dump of snow blankets the city, an advocacy group says Edmonton is not doing as well as Calgary at helping low-income seniors access $1,300 per household in provincial funds to help pay for snow removal and similar services.

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A painted bike lane alongside a road in winter.
city council health

Edmonton's slow progress on $100M bike infrastructure commitment scrutinized

Edmonton has announced the first 10 projects as part of its $100 million investment in active transportation infrastructure. But while this news is positive, the overall project's slow progress deserves scrutiny, hosts said in Episode 252 of Speaking Municipally.

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An infill building and an older building in Edmonton.
city council health

On the agenda: Success metrics, green builds, mental health

City council continues to meet in a hybrid setting to discuss the City Plan, higher energy efficiency standards, and mental health statistics.

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