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Stolen bike recovery climbing thanks to online registry

Bike Index, the non-profit bike registry that makes it easier to reunite cyclists with their stolen bikes, appears to be more popular in Edmonton than anywhere else in Canada.

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Bylaw amendment latest in flurry of actions to address transit safety

An amendment giving bylaw and peace officers more authority to remove people from the transit system for loitering or using drugs is the latest action in a series of efforts aimed at curtailing crime and perceived threats to safety downtown through law enforcement.

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Councillors' actions on police funding differ from candidates' words

City council voted 12-1 on June 7 to approve a $407-million annual base budget for the Edmonton Police Service starting in 2023, going against what some said they would do during the election campaign.

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Chinatown deaths weigh on discussions of community safety and police funding

Chinatown business owners, residents, and their supporters packed council chambers at City Hall this week to press for action on safety after two men — Hung Trang, 64, and Ban Phuc Hoang, 61 — were fatally assaulted at their workplaces.

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Speaking Municipally dissects debate on police funding and community safety

The latest episode of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at various discussions on community safety and police funding that emerged from committee meetings and will resurface at council.

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Councillors undecided on how best to spend community safety money

Members of city council's community and public services committee spent a lot of time this week debating how best to spend $8.4 million remaining from the money they diverted from a police funding increase last year.

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Coming up at council: May 16-20, 2022

Community and public services committee is scheduled to meet on May 16, with executive committee on May 18. There is also a utility committee meeting on May 20. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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Police accountability should take place in public, councillor says

More discussions about police accountability should take place in public, says Coun. Anne Stevenson, one of two city councillors serving on the Edmonton Police Commission.

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Attendance low as police commission seeks input on budget

The Edmonton Police Commission has engaged Pe Metawe Consulting to host roundtable discussions with Edmontonians to inform its decisions on the police budget over the next four years. The second public consultation is scheduled for this weekend, after no one showed up to the first event at the end of March.

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