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

Cover art for Speaking Municipally, featuring a cartoon turnip in front of Edmonton's City Hall

City considers small-scale encampments after earlier rejection

On Episode 184 of Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male take a look at the city's possible change of heart on letting houseless people live in encampments.

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Minister Josephine Pon and Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc. celebrate the grand opening of eight new affordable housing units

Coming up at council: June 27-July 1, 2022

This is city council's final committee week before the summer break. The community and public services committee will meet on Monday and executive committee will meet on Wednesday.

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A rainbow of flags held aloft on a street during a Pride parade

Retirement home for LGBTQ2S+ seniors is in the works

The Edmonton Pride Seniors Group (EPSG) is getting closer to its dream of building a queer-friendly retirement home. The group is working with the city to acquire a piece of land on which to build an affordable housing development where queer seniors can feel comfortable and safe being themselves, without worrying about whether the residents or staff will accept them.

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