Mixed GreensSpeaking Municipally add
Council approved the tower on two single family home lots in Oliver and OK'd the contingency plan for the Metro Line signalling system. Edmonton also has an Access Without Fear policy now. Plus, provided you're 10m away from a door or window, we also have a toke without fear policy.
We've Bean here beforeSpeaking Municipally add
Don Iveson has a 5-point plan to hold taxes to inflation that includes having the suburbs pay their way. The FISE event might not make the cut this year, Edmonton explores more Sanctuary city implications and administration still seems to be running the city irrespective of council's oversight.
Thinking about the need to Maca cutSpeaking Municipally add
Council's got budget on the mind and is thinking about the places where they might need to Maca cut. The City Auditor reports an ongoing culture change, and the Edmonton Integrity Commissioner is officially announced. Meanwhile, Calgary is beating us in vision zero, without even trying.
History is a radish best preservedSpeaking Municipally add
Edmonton City Council is determined to ensure that Accidental Beach remains an accident while making clear that large towers south of Whyte Ave were not an accident. They were always supposed to be there. The plan says so, see? Meanwhile at Blatchford where residential construction is about to start, Hangar 11 fears he will meet the same fate as his ten younger brothers.
Put your organics in a different rutabegaSpeaking Municipally add
Secondary suites are legal in Edmonton, and we're rezoning some developments to allow the already legal weed. We talk about a lot of garbage - we don't mean that pejoratively, it's about organics - and Troy lets you know about the biggest stealth conservative lobby organization in our city.
Picking a RootSpeaking Municipally add
This week Council is picking a root. The centre LRT turns out to be less of a circulator and more of a couple lines here and there. Council is walking back playground zones... maybe. A report comes back that might give councillors more of a heads up about upcoming reports and, of course, we're talking bike lanes.
Council can't beet the heat on Admin decisionsSpeaking Municipally add
City Council has to walk back several decisions made by city administration like removing the memorial bench plaques and the Heritage Festival barn evictions.
Mack and Troy also take a look forward at the big issues that will be coming up this year.
Speaking Municipally: A Podcast About Edmonton City CouncilSpeaking Municipally add
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