I am very excited to have been re-elected to Edmonton City Council as the Councillor for Ward pihêsiwin!
As we start this new Council Term, I invite you to join my Virtual Townhall on Thursday, November 25th at 6:30pm. We will discuss ward concerns and the City budget, as well answer your questions. Details can be found on the Facebook event page here or you can click here on Thursday to join the meeting (no account or registration with Zoom is needed in advance).
During my first term as Councillor, I advocated for investments in Southwest Edmonton’s road network. As a result, we have seen construction of the Terwillegar Drive Expansion, Rabbit Hill Road twinning, Anthony Henday widening and several local road projects in the neighbourhoods south of Anthony Henday Drive.
I also strongly supported the new City Plan, which includes the goal of 15 minute communities - neighborhoods where you can find education, entertainment, employment, health support and recreation all within a 15 minute walk of your front door.
While those road projects provide the connectivity and mobility improvements we so badly needed, we now need the local amenities that enhance the livability of our communities. Libraries. Small scale recreation infrastructure like splash pads and skateboard parks, arenas and pools. Green space, park space and play space.
Adding those amenities will give us those 15 minute communities, and that will be one point of emphasis for me, along with ensuring that we continue to build our city in a sustainable and financially responsible way.
Winter weather is here, so it is important to touch on snow removal. In the coming months, many will have snow clearing concerns. While I hope to help as many constituents as possible, the quickest way for City Administration to respond to snow and ice inquires is by contacting 311. They are equipped to triage the hundreds of inquiries they receive daily and will then deploy teams (contractors or City staff) as needed.
Between now and the end of the year, Council’s primary focus will be our budget discussions and potential property tax increases. This will be a major discussion point during my next Virtual Townhall on Thursday, November 25th at 6.30pm. I hope you can join me to discuss these important matters. In addition, if you wish to share your budget concerns with Council, I encourage you to register for the budget public hearing on November 29th. To register to speak, please complete this form. Alternatively, you can call the Clerk’s office at 780-496-8178 to register to speak.
As always, I welcome your input and feedback. Please contact my office at [email protected] or by phone at 780-496-8130 regarding any City-related matter you may have. I also encourage you to sign up for my newsletter where we will share ward updates.
Thank you for the privilege of representing Ward pihêsiwin. I am humbled and honoured to have been re-elected to serve the residents of Southwest Edmonton at the City Council table.
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