Camp Pekiwewin in Rossdale on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 in Edmonton. PHOTO BY GREG SOUTHAM /Postmedia You can view the Edmonton Journal story here The Problem Homelessness is a growing problem affecting almost every major city and Edmonton is no different. The numbers of homeless have been steadily increasing over the past few years. With COVID-19 and the challenging state of the economy, it has now expedited itself into a crisis. Without question, these human beings are deserving of dignity, respect, and our assistance. Our city is a community that cares for its neighbours. [...]
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AREA 4 83 Street Night Work Starting on or about January 25, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works at the Avonmore Stop platform overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on 83 Street. To accommodate this work, the southbound lane on 83 Street will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last five nights. To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas: Southbound lane on 83 Street will be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Traffic will be detoured. There will be noise from hand tools. Pedestrian access will [...]
AREA 6 66 Street, 31 Avenue Night Work Starting on or about January 18, 2021, crews will be performing finishing works, including glazing and roofing, at the Grey Nuns Stop. This work will take place overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. To accommodate this work, the northbound lane of 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed and traffic will be detoured. This work is expected to last five nights. To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas: Northbound lane of 66 Street just north of 31 Avenue will be closed for five [...]
I am a firm believer in the quote, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it”. I personally prefer to spend my time working on projects that are more valuable and serviceable to our Edmontonians, that will not only help our quality of life, but living situation. We are currently living in a time where COVID-19 is taking a toll on our lives. People are losing their jobs. People are struggling to make payments, living pay cheque to pay cheque. This is one of the reasons why I voted against the reduction of speed limits going from 50km/hr to 40km/hr. There are [...]
The inner-mechanics of a city run smoothly when they have the right, qualified technicians doing the work and ensuring it is managed properly. This means that for every industry of work, there should be a management chain. One top supervisor, one manager per department, a couple of great admins, and one group of front-line staff per department. There is no need for a bloated middle-management. Instead, we need the simplicity and efficiency of a team who is properly trained to do their job. In an ideal world, less is more. We would spend less money to spend on hundreds of staff, [...]
AREA 5 Overnight Lane Closure AREA 5 Argyll Road at 83 Street Starting on or about October 21, 2020, crews will be performing drainage works on Argyll Road at 83 Street. To accommodate this work, the eastbound curb lane will be closed overnight, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for one week. There will be noise associated with this work such saw cutting and noise from a small hydrovac truck. In order to not disrupt traffic during the day, crews will have to perform this work during night hours. To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following [...]
AREAS 1 & 6 Traffic Disruption AREA 1 Jasper Avenue at 95 Street On or about October 13, 2020 EPCOR will be working overnight in the westbound to southbound turning lane on Jasper Avenue at 95 Street to expose underground utilities and for directional drilling. This work is expected to last for two nights and occur overnight between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. There will be hydrovac noise and flashing lights while this work is completed. To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas: Southbound turning lane closure on Jasper Avenue at 95 [...]
Edmonton Audit Report You have probably seen the most recent audit report by now, with the most recent recommendation to reduce costs by cutting management positions. I will be up front: I disagree with issuing a random number of job cuts without looking at the consequences; that is just plain reckless. By pursuing this motion, Council and Administration are only showing Edmontonians that they fail to understand how our corporation works and how the business of the city and its employees transact. In my opinion, right-sizing Administration is not about cutting jobs, but about getting the greatest value from the organization. [...]
AREA 6 Traffic Shift AREA 6 34 Avenue on 66 Street On or about September 25, 2020, TransEd will be shifting traffic at the intersection of 34 Avenue and 66 Street in order to assist with road works, track works, and landscaping. This work will primarily occur during the day (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) however, some of this work will need to be accomplished at night. The loudest work will be completed during daytime hours, such as digging, and vibrations. This work is expected to last seven weeks. To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas: [...]
AREA 6 Overnight Lane Closure View this email in your browser 66 Street North of 31 Avenue Starting on or about September 7, 2020, TransEd crews will be installing the steel cabinets for the Grey Nuns stop on 66 Street and 31 Avenue. To accommodate this work, the northbound curb lane will be closed on 66 Street north of 31 Avenue. This work will occur overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. for two nights. To accommodate this work, the public will be impacted in the following areas: Overnight work on 66 Street north of 31 Avenue The northbound curb lane [...]