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A smiling Amarjeet Sohi in front of three golden balloons in the shape of the number 365
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Review of council's first year shows gaps between intentions and actions

One year into their term, members of Edmonton's city council have shown themselves to have a lot of ambition but perhaps not the statecraft to achieve their goals, Taproot's city hall observers suggest.

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A look up the stairs at City Hall to the doors to Council Chambers.
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First day on the job for new city council

Edmonton's new city council will be sworn in on Oct. 26 at a ceremony that you can watch online or on The Wall at the downtown public library.

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A smiling Amarjeet Sohi holds a white binder with the words "Mayor-Elect" on the front at City Hall
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'I try to find common ground to get things done': Sohi

Amarjeet Sohi speaks to Speaking Municipally about his collaborative approach to politics and his desire to find funding from the provincial and federal orders of government

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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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It's Election Day – here's where people told us they stand on key issues
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It's Election Day – here's where people told us they stand on key issues

The Taproot Survey has received more than 16,000 responses since it launched on Sept. 24, as voters sought to gain insight into how they align with candidates on issues like climate change, policing, housing, and transit.

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A screen capture of how the mayoral candidates answered three questions about planning on the Taproot Survey.
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Fate of City Plan is in next council's hands, says Speaking Municipally

Episode 151 of Taproot's civic affairs podcast takes a look at the magnitude of the planning decisions that the next city council will be making.

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An array of faces of the members of the City of Edmonton's energy transition climate resilience committee
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'The defining issue': How city council candidates want to tackle climate change

Most candidates running for council think the city is on the right track with its Community Energy Transition Strategy, with many thinking it's just a start. But a few feel it's too expensive.

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