Construction Update Fall 2019

 

 

I know a lot of you are experiencing construction fatigue. The good news is that many of these projects are very close to completion, and it is going to get a lot easier to move around very soon. Your patience through the last few months is greatly appreciated.

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I've Heard Enough: Our Snow & Ice Strategy Must Change

On September 24, 2019, City Council will receive an update from Administration about the Snow and Ice Strategy including the use of calcium carbonate and calcium chloride.  I think it’s time for us to stop this detrimental high-salt approach.

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Climate Change Declaration Might Lead to Urgency on Issues That Matter

 

Is declaring a “climate change emergency” an overstatement? Rhetorical? Virtue signalling?  Even a little hysterical? Of course it is.

But there is some urgency to the situation, just not the urgency everyone assumes, and that is why I voted for this declaration. Hear me out.

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Transportation Relief!

 

We often hear that Edmonton has two seasons: Winter and Construction.  Well Ward 9, while Game of Thrones might suggest otherwise, winter is over ... get ready for construction season!

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Spending Priorities & LRT

 

On January 22, City Council voted to expropriate land for construction of the West LRT line.  The West LRT project has not yet been approved for construction, and therefore I voted against this motion.

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Terwillegar Drive is Approved!

 

We did it. This project will move forward. Let’s put our eyes to the future and shovels in the ground!

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Photo Radar for Crosswalk Safety

On October 31, 2018, I made a motion at Community and Public Services Committee to direct that 10% of photo radar revenue be directed to crosswalk improvements. Let me tell you why.

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Funding the West LRT is Not a Prudent Decision

 

I love to build things.  From the first shovel cutting the earth to move-in day, watching your project rise out of the ground is an amazing experience.  The process is (mostly) fun. And frustrating and maddening and challenging.  It involves conflict and resolution, camaraderie and collaboration and teamwork, imagination and problem-solving.  I love every part of it.

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Lest We Forget: Why Remembrance Day?

 

On Sunday, November 11th, across the country and around the world, we will stop to observe a moment of silence and pay our respects to the many brave women and men who served, and continue to serve and protect our country in times of conflict.

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Terwillegar Drive - Moving Forward!

 

 

On October 2, 2018, Council’s Urban Planning Committee instructed Administration to move forward with an expressway approach for Terwillegar Corridor, and to prepare design and construction budget packages for discussion and approval later this year.

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