Council Roundup

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

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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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Municipalities across Edmonton region face budget challenges for 2023

Councils across the Edmonton region have been hearing about the challenge of maintaining existing services in an environment of high inflation as they review and start approving their 2023 budgets.

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Council tackles the nitty-gritty of the 2023-2026 budgets

This week, city council gets down to business on the 2023-2026 capital, operating, and utility budgets. A non-statutory public hearing will take place on Monday and Tuesday, and the first budget meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Elected officials from the Edmonton region hold up Arc cards in front of three buses

Electronic fare payments come to transit in the Edmonton region

Transit riders in the Edmonton region can now use Arc, the new electronic fare payment system that has been in the works for nearly two decades.

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