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A significant amount of Calgary's surplus is from electricity fees, something almost $200 million. I don't think it's a fair comparison to make tbh


"Thanks to Calgary's formula, relying on the variable default electricity rate. This led to the City of Calgary collecting $303 million in revenue from local access fees, which is a surplus of $186 million more in these fees being collected by the city than they budgeted," said Nathan Neudorf, minister of affordability and utilities.

$270 in access fees in Calgary compared to $75 in Edmonton for 2023 is stupid insane.
 
It helps when they get things like the demolition of their arena covered by the province or cleaning and maintenance of Deerfoot Trail while we pay for those equivalents among others on our own.

Marlaina is using Edmonton taxpayers' money to fund the demolition of the Saddledome and the cleaning/maintenance of Deerfoot Trail.
 

 
Platform Announcement​
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TAPYEG, Edmonton’s municipal political party, has announced its first four platform statement. Positioned as the municipal political party for city builders, TAPYEG has been working hard to mobilize those that will shape the future of Edmonton.

TAPYEG has shared its first four platform statements today on Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen.

“What we shared today goes straight to the centre of what is on the minds of city builders in Edmonton right now. These four platform statements speak to our values and our style of leadership. We are idea-driven and action-orientated.” Said Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, President of TAPYEG.

The four platform statements are:

Details on each of these policy statements can be found at: www.tapyeg.ca

“The responsibility we have as the first municipal political party in Edmonton is not lost on us. We are committed to build our party into a vehicle to inspire people who otherwise are not interest in City Hall to get engaged and make a difference. That is how we will form the next municipal government in Edmonton.” Hansen-Carlson said.​
 
Platform Announcement​

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TAPYEG, Edmonton’s municipal political party, has announced its first four platform statement. Positioned as the municipal political party for city builders, TAPYEG has been working hard to mobilize those that will shape the future of Edmonton.

TAPYEG has shared its first four platform statements today on Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen.

“What we shared today goes straight to the centre of what is on the minds of city builders in Edmonton right now. These four platform statements speak to our values and our style of leadership. We are idea-driven and action-orientated.” Said Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, President of TAPYEG.

The four platform statements are:​


Details on each of these policy statements can be found at: www.tapyeg.ca

“The responsibility we have as the first municipal political party in Edmonton is not lost on us. We are committed to build our party into a vehicle to inspire people who otherwise are not interest in City Hall to get engaged and make a difference. That is how we will form the next municipal government in Edmonton.” Hansen-Carlson said.​
Ugh, the eagerness and speed at which they put this together is gross. I don't care how good their platform is, no way am I voting for anyone aligned with them.
 
With all due respect, how in the world are you going to reduce property taxes by a measure of 20% within the first 100 days? Without bringing us into an insane financial deficit.

That in itself should qualify anyone associated with this of absolutely nonsensical ridiculousness. That promise alone should put them out of office completely. Wtf is that bullshit.
 
Platform Announcement​

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TAPYEG, Edmonton’s municipal political party, has announced its first four platform statement. Positioned as the municipal political party for city builders, TAPYEG has been working hard to mobilize those that will shape the future of Edmonton.

TAPYEG has shared its first four platform statements today on Real Talk with Ryan Jespersen.

“What we shared today goes straight to the centre of what is on the minds of city builders in Edmonton right now. These four platform statements speak to our values and our style of leadership. We are idea-driven and action-orientated.” Said Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson, President of TAPYEG.

The four platform statements are:​


Details on each of these policy statements can be found at: www.tapyeg.ca

“The responsibility we have as the first municipal political party in Edmonton is not lost on us. We are committed to build our party into a vehicle to inspire people who otherwise are not interest in City Hall to get engaged and make a difference. That is how we will form the next municipal government in Edmonton.” Hansen-Carlson said.​
Cut taxes and fund police. Makes sense. Nickel back? Only tell missing is incoherently saying “common sense” every third line in lieu of data backed opinions.
 

Interested on how his gondola project goals will align with his “cut non core services and get back to the basics”.

Most people interpreted the gondola as an example of mission drift, excess, pet project, not common sense sort of thinking (many also misunderstood the private nature of it…)
 
Ugh.

The City should not treat the province with disdain. TAPYEG believes that if the City becomes excellent at delivering its core services and can ensure peace and order in all communities the province will become a more engaged, positive, and enabling partner committed to address the serious social concerns shared by all Edmontonians today. To reboot Edmonton's relationship with the province, TAPYEG will:

  • Host a monthly live-streamed fire-side chat with the mayor and premier together to discuss matters important to Edmontonians
 
This exact same phrase is the main reason they shouldn't be considered as a serious option. It's a complete, and I mean a complete lack of knowledge (willfully or maliciously) of how the province has treated municipalities over the last 4-5 years.

Also Bill 20 hasn't gotten Royal Assent, and it's only been through first reading and they're already ready and willing to go lol

Gotta agree with trevorhayden here, this is probably almost entirely a UCP aligned organization.
 
The combined tax increase for the next four years is 27%. That's $558m annually. Province should pay it's fair share, but $14m annually isn't going to fix a $5B/year public corporation. It's just deflecting the issues facing our city.

And none of that increase is actual infrastructure spending. It's all operational. On top of that, we have Councillors that want to delay Neighbourhood Renewal.
 
The combined tax increase for the next four years is 27%. That's $558m annually. Province should pay it's fair share, but $14m annually isn't going to fix a $5B/year public corporation. It's just deflecting the issues facing our city.

And none of that increase is actual infrastructure spending. It's all operational. On top of that, we have Councillors that want to delay Neighbourhood Renewal.
Delaying renewal is the worst idea. It’s such a good system and is badly needed. It was the result of neglect, so let’s not go back into neglecting.
 

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