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An off-leash dog on a trail surrounded by trees
Brief

Speaking Municipally doesn't get ruff on pop-up dog parks

The city's proposal to create up to 30 pop-up off-leash dog parks earned an endorsement from noted cat-lover Troy Pavlek in Episode 205 of Speaking Municipally.

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A street in the Historic West Ritchie area with "false front" façades
News

On the agenda: Cost-cutting, Strathcona development, and council's conduct

Council will start the week with a public hearing on Jan. 23, followed by council services committee on the morning of Jan. 24, a code of conduct subcommittee meeting on the afternoon of the 24th, an emergency advisory committee meeting on Jan. 25, and a non-regular council meeting on the afternoon of the 25th. Here are some of the key agenda items.

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Exterior view of the new Coronation Park Sports and Recreation Centre within Coronation Park with people and dogs in the snow around the trails leading to the building
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On the agenda: Coronation funding, pedway construction, climate reviews

City council returns from its holiday break this week, with community and public services committee on Jan. 16, urban planning committee on Jan. 17, and executive committee on Jan. 18. Here are some of the key agenda items.

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A map of Edmonton showing redeveloping, developing, and future growth areas, with completion thresholds for developing areas overlaid
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New standard could help shift Edmonton's growth pattern

The city is developing a new measure called the substantial completion standard aimed at supporting the City Plan's goal of encouraging a market shift from primarily greenfield development to infill. But representatives from the home building and development industries are concerned it could contribute to the affordability crisis in housing.

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A map showing 13 proposed bus routes connecting Edmonton to seven municipalities and the airport
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A requiem for regional transit: What happened and what's next

Two years after the birth of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Transit Commission (EMTSC), the CEO is now planning its funeral. A plan to deal with obligations and dissolve the commission is to be presented at the Jan. 19 EMTSC board meeting.

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Anne Stevenson, Ashley Salvador, and Michael Janz seated in front of laptops and microphones playing the quiz game
Brief

Three city councillors find themselves in Jeopardy

Test your knowledge of Edmonton trivia alongside Coun. Michael Janz of papastew, Coun. Ashley Salvador of Métis, and Coun. Anne Stevenson of O-day'min in Speaking Municipally's annual Jeopardy episode.

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Amarjeet Sohi swearing oath of office, Malcolm Bruce at a news conference, wild boars, tree lovers Joshua Kirsch and Dustin Bajer, a downtown bus, Chelsey Reschke
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Regional beat followups: Transit, travel, and trees

Just because a story is written doesn't mean it's over. Here are some updates on regional stories we covered in 2022.

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Council chambers during the final day of the budget process
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'Gruelling' budget process ends with tax increase of 4.96% in 2023

City council has approved Edmonton's 2023-2026 budgets, which will result in property tax increases of just under 5% in each of the next four years.

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Members of the task force standing against a wall while a man speaks at a podium in front of them
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Homeward Trust CEO hopeful about new community response task force

When the province announced the new Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Force on Dec. 13, some criticized the creation of yet another committee to address the city's ongoing crisis of addictions and homelessness. But Susan McGee of Homeward Trust is optimistic it will have an impact.

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