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How Edmonton's next city council answered Taproot's survey question on the arts.
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How Edmonton's next council will support arts and culture

Elections often have the local arts community crossing their fingers, but the municipal election results in Edmonton should have artists (mostly) breathing a sigh of relief.

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The faces of the new mayor and city council for Edmonton
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What to expect from the new mayor and council

Based on their responses to the Taproot Survey, it appears that Edmonton has elected a council that believes every decision is a climate decision, wants to expand Housing First programs, supports the city's current approach to infill, and wants more bike lanes and wider sidewalks.

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A pie chart showing Sohi with a large yellow wedge of support
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'An Edmonton for all of us': Amarjeet Sohi elected as our city's next mayor

Amarjeet Sohi has been elected mayor of Edmonton, beating Mike Nickel by a large margin. Sohi will lead a council in which several incumbents were unseated, women will outnumber men, and more people of colour will serve than ever before.

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A screen capture of a tweet from Troy Pavlek reading "Advanced polls just opened. You can now vote for your preferred #yegvote candidate. Many of them have committed to disclosing their donors before election day.  Looking at the "frontrunners" 44 have not, and only 9 have proactively disclosed so far.  Let's take a closer look"
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Speaking Municipally takes a look at donor disclosures

Episode 150 of our civic affairs podcast took a look at the disclosures prompted by a perusal of the answers to a Taproot Survey question.

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A screenshot of the mayoral candidates' survey answers on transit issues
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Here's what the mayoral candidates are driving at on transportation issues

Episode 148 of Speaking Municipally takes a look at what we know about the mayoral candidates' stances on transit and roads, gleaned from Taproot's survey, their platforms, and the Downtown Business Association's recent forum

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A map of Edmonton's 15 districts, as laid out in the City Plan
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City aims for Edmontonians to 'live more locally' with 15-minute districts

The 15-minute city is an urban design strategy that the current city council adopted as part of the City Plan at the end of 2020. The next city council, and its successors, will make the decisions that either help bring this plan to life or leave it to languish. As the municipal election approaches, this is a good time to examine what this concept means for Edmonton.

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A chart depicting how Edmonton city councillors voted from 2017-2021.
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A look back at how councillors voted as Edmonton prepares to usher in a new council

Edmonton city council held its final meeting last week before breaking for the upcoming municipal election. Edmonton's Open Data Catalogue provides a look back at how councillors voted over the past four years, which sheds some light on council's direction and the structure of its voting process.

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A cyclist is followed by a car in a screenshot from a video on safe streets for everyone
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Safe passing distance quantified, but precision isn't the point

We now know how close is too close when a motorist is passing a cyclist in Edmonton. On Episode 145 of Speaking Municipally, Troy Pavlek and Mack Male discuss the new safe passing distance bylaw, among other things.

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A render of the proposed Horne & Pitfield redevelopment on 104 Street
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Coming up at council: Sept. 7-10, 2021

City council's final meetings before the municipal election will take place this week. The inaugural meeting of the new city council will take place in the afternoon on Tuesday, Oct. 26 following a swearing in ceremony.

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