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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Recent articles

City councillors sit in a row behind a long, curved desk in a brightly lit room with light wooden furniture.
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Advocates gear up for public hearing on zoning bylaw

Stakeholder groups are rallying their supporters ahead of a public hearing on Oct. 16, after which Edmonton's city council will decide whether to adopt a new zoning bylaw.

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A row of red, light brown, and white modern-style houses before a clear blue sky, with no leaves on the trees.
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Calls for public engagement: Griesbach, street safety, rural broadband

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on civic issues, including a proposed redevelopment of Griesbach, traffic safety solutions in Bonnie Doon and Idylwylde, and Sturgeon County's broadband strategy.

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Andre Corbould, wearing glasses and a suit, looks down at his notes in city council chambers
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Edmonton's deficit likely to cause pain, podcast posits

Tax increases or service cuts seem inevitable in light of the $73.8-million deficit the City of Edmonton is projecting by the end of this year, noted the city hall watchers at Speaking Municipally.

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