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Kathy’s Story

This is Kathy's story. This is Mill Woods' story. When I first become a Councillor for Ward 11, I knew it would take years to address the serious flooding issues in South Edmonton.  I knew how much this negatively impacted people's lives.  I remember hearing from people that could not get insurance for their home. It was heartbreaking. But that's why you are elected.  You are there to help.  Not to collect a paycheck and applaud. City Hall is not working for the people.  It's needs a drastic shakeup.  As Mayor, that is what I will do, but I will [...]

Kathy’s Story2021-04-23T23:19:53+00:00

A Responsible Plan For Homelessness

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. [...]

A Responsible Plan For Homelessness2021-04-19T02:08:11+00:00

Protect Our River Valley

“We must protect our River Valley from development not just today, but permanently. This means that regardless of who your future politicians are, the protection of the River Valley must be fixed and held constant for the next century and beyond.” - Mike Nickel Edmonton Mayoral Candidate The Problem A beautiful photo of our river valley taken by local photographer Hugo Sanchez. Visit his website https://hugosanchez.smugmug.com/ Edmonton’s River Valley is one of our most valuable and cherished assets. Like any asset, it can increase or [...]

Protect Our River Valley2021-03-16T16:48:33+00:00

Bill’s Story

This is Bill's story.  He is a business owner in West Edmonton and over the last 16 years he saw his property taxes increased from $3,842 per year to over $85,875 per year. That's a 2,235% increase and as he puts it, "that's a crippling amount of money for anyone!" We need to protect families and businesses from crippling property taxes. Most Edmontonians I talk to are concerned with the value they get in return from their taxes. When business succeeds in our city, families also succeed.  The two are not mutually exclusive to my campaign.  If Edmonton is to [...]

Bill’s Story2021-02-24T23:28:57+00:00

Value For Everyone

“Is this the best way we can spend taxpayers’ money?”  This is the question I’ve been asking myself for years, both as an Edmonton taxpayer and now, as a member of City Council with the responsibility of actually determining how to spend your money. I feel strongly the decision makers, both administration and council, do not take in account the time sacrificed by people contributing to make a better city.   Working hard and paying taxes should get both the individual and their community ahead, but all too often it does not. With all the “great ideas” at City Hall, our communities [...]

Value For Everyone2021-05-25T15:47:54+00:00

Taxing Everything That Moves

So, have you heard about the new City Plan? If you are curious, you can dive into the 182 page document here.  Some of the goals are noble, while others seriously fall short.  One of the major themes of the document is on transportation.  While the document does talk about improving public transportation in our city, it does so with alarming methods.  I will explain. The job of City Council is to weigh out the pros and cons of a document like the City Plan. Let’s face it - this council already has an established track record of not making good [...]

Taxing Everything That Moves2021-02-08T19:51:39+00:00

83 Street Night Work

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 [...]

83 Street Night Work2021-01-23T00:22:14+00:00

66 Street, 31 Avenue Night Work

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 [...]

66 Street, 31 Avenue Night Work2021-01-13T21:17:36+00:00

The Issue Is Within Our Management

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, [...]

The Issue Is Within Our Management2020-10-19T23:01:17+00:00