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-Hydro energy recovery is a fantastic renewable energy option we could introduce to our city -It produces zero emissions, can be installed in existing infrastructure without disturbing the environment, and can offset the funding for wastewater treatment plants -The city has little motivation to install it, so it’s up to residents and the councillors they elect to push for changes to make Edmonton a greener city
I want to hold council to account when it comes to the costs of Edmonton’s transportation, the largest budget item for our city. That means creating better systems to follow how fare money is spent, to expand ridership so we hit our goals, and to create reliable systems of revenue beyond fares.
1. Continue to implement the Housing First model 2. Advocate that the provincial and federal government invest in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) rather than overnight shelters 3. Use city property to build PSH. 4. Use corporate offices to build PSH. 5. Decrease red tape in building PSH.
Green spaces are key components of thriving neighborhoods, and Ward Metis is filled with excellent parks. However, outmoded methods of public design exclude certain groups — for example, teens — from using public spaces. By changing our design perspective from exclusive to inclusive, we can create spaces that benefit everyone in the community
I love meeting new neighbours. There’s something so exciting about the prospect of what they’ll bring to the community. Maybe they’ll head a community Facebook swap group where people can trade old household items they aren’t using anymore. Maybe they’ll become a key member of the community league and bring energy in organizing fundraising for playgrounds. Or maybe they’ll just bring a bit of pizzazz to that house on the corner every Halloween, to the point where it becomes a must-stop for trick or treaters.
The community safety and well being task force released its report identifying 14 recommendations which the city councillors are asked to implement. One of these recommendations is for the police to have a transparent process when complaints are received from the public. Currently, copies of disciplinary decisions can only be obtained by contacting the EPSFOIPP coordinator. The task force asks for all decisions be published online as a standard practice.