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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
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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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Brief

Coming up at council: Nov. 21-25, 2022

This is the final week of committee meetings for 2022, after which council will focus solely on the 2023-2026 budget. Key agenda items include the Edmonton Edge Fund, climate adaptation, excessive vehicle noise, and pop-up dog parks.

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Communication errors blamed for uproar over Churchill Square tree

The Edmonton Downtown Business Association anticipated in May that some Edmontonians would "probably not be super-happy" with its decision to forego putting up a giant Christmas tree in Churchill Square this year, says executive director Puneeta McBryan.

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Project adds hundreds of kilometres of bike paths to Google Street View

With the help of funding from a Community-Based Budgeting Project created by two city councillors, Eugene Chen has added more than 500 kilometres of Edmonton bike paths to Google Street View. Now he is hoping to keep the project going by enlisting the help of community groups and volunteers.

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Brief

Podcast examines what spending decisions say about priorities

Episode 198 of Speaking Municipally digs a little deeper into Edmonton's carbon budget.

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Brief

Coming up at council: Nov. 14-18, 2022

City council will have its first opportunity to discuss the proposed 2023-2026 operating budget on Monday. Also on the agenda are the new carbon budget and a public hearing on policies regarding debt.

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A chart showing historical and forecasted community emissions from 2015 through 2050, showing a pretty flat line from 2022 to 2050 and a growing deficit as emissions are supposed to trend towards net zero
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Edmonton's first carbon budget highlights lack of action and investment

Despite declaring a climate emergency and aiming to be an emissions-neutral community by 2050, Edmonton's carbon deficit continues to grow, and current investments are not enough to achieve reduction targets, according to the city's new carbon budget.

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