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The one that gets me is they want to fund for 35,000 new spaces for students in schools but 28,000 of those will be in Calgary!

There's just as much of a demand up here for new space as there is in Calgary.

Misses the mark YET AGAIN!
 
The one that gets me is they want to fund for 35,000 new spaces for students in schools but 28,000 of those will be in Calgary!

There's just as much of a demand up here for new space as there is in Calgary.

Misses the mark YET AGAIN!
It's combined for BOTH cities - I noticed CBC misprinted it yesterday in their article...typical crack reporting for our media. But if you look on the budget itself, Calgary is at the end of the sentence with a comma then Edmonton is underneath with "surrounding communities."
 
It's combined for BOTH cities - I noticed CBC misprinted it yesterday in their article...typical crack reporting for our media. But if you look on the budget itself, Calgary is at the end of the sentence with a comma then Edmonton is underneath with "surrounding communities."

Look at the bottom of the Global article.
 

Look at the bottom of the Global article.
Obviously, Global is just as bad as the CBC.....who hires these people? Can't they just copy and paste from the budget?


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IMO it’s such a bizarre move by the AB gov’t considering the amount saved is basically a rounding error on the provincial budget but it in-turn can really hamstring some of these municipalities. Of course, Edmonton is the most disproportionately affected…
 
IMO it’s such a bizarre move by the AB gov’t considering the amount saved is basically a rounding error on the provincial budget but it in-turn can really hamstring some of these municipalities. Of course, Edmonton is the most disproportionately affected…
Current gov't detests the fabric and socio-political culture of the city at the end of the day, especially as the city grows larger and has more influence. Even having a few UCP MLA's wouldn't have solved the issue.

This govt is full of bizarre moves, but it makes sense if you take a look at it from the "final gasps of a dying beast" when it comes to a monocultural conservative Alberta.
 
Current gov't detests the fabric and socio-political culture of the city at the end of the day, especially as the city grows larger and has more influence. Even having a few UCP MLA's wouldn't have solved the issue.

This govt is full of bizarre moves, but it makes sense if you take a look at it from the "final gasps of a dying beast" when it comes to a monocultural conservative Alberta.
The budget increases these grants. Do you mean that they should have been decreased?
 
The budget increases these grants. Do you mean that they should have been decreased?
The grants aren't enough, especially as MSI funding is over and the Local Government Fiscal Framework kicks in, which means the city is overall getting less money than previously allocated for.

If the Feds can afford to keep up payments, then this current gov't can as well.
 
The budget increases these grants. Do you mean that they should have been decreased?

The province should pay 100% of the amount they owe like the feds do. Amount owed has grown to $60 million and until they start paying 100%, that $60 million will continue to grow. At this rate, though, over time what they owe us will cover the cost of the $330 million for the Calgary event centre and demolition of the saddledome - so the province won't be out any funds on the backs of Edmonton. Just a simple budget adjustment - save money on one budget item to spend more in another.
 
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Keith Gerein: Departed senior manager wants Edmontonians to have confidence in city projects
Lets see, the most recent major project was almost three years behind schedule, but we should have confidence in the city because, spoken like a bureaucrat, that was technically not their fault.

Too much finger pointing, too few answers. After a number of debacles over the last decade, we'll will not have confidence in the city until major projects are consistently being delivered on time and on budget.
 
City Hall enters next phase of re-opening to welcome staff and event guests​

March 8, 2024

City Hall has entered the next phase of re-opening which will see City of Edmonton staff and private event guests return on Monday, March 11.

City staff can access the building with their identification cards, attend in-person Council meetings and use the Heritage Room for internal meetings. Private events resume under the oversight of the Civic Events and Festivals team.

Under new security guidelines, external guests for private events must enter through a dedicated access point and undergo security screening. The first event taking place at City Hall since the security incident is the Edmonton Police Service graduation ceremony on March 8.

“City Hall is the people’s building and moving to the next phase of re-opening is a welcome step,” said Andre Corbould, City Manager. “It is our priority that City Hall be open and accessible to Edmontonians while balancing a safe, secure and welcoming environment.”

The Hallway Cafe and the Edmonton Arts Council space are operating separately. Public skating has resumed and there are dedicated change rooms and bathrooms available.

Access to the building already includes City Council, City Council staff, some City Hall employees, the Office of the City Auditor and accredited members of the media. The City Hall parkade is restricted to authorized users only.

While City Hall remains closed to the public, this phase of re-opening moves the City closer to a vibrant City Hall that is safe and secure for everyone. The next phases will include security protocols to welcome external meeting guests and support public access and public participation in Council Chambers.​

Media contact:
Janice Schroeder
Office of the City Manager
780-920-4042​
 

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