My sincere thanks and appreciation to the nearly 1,000 people who supported my campaign with their donations totalling more than $414,664.
Document Dump This document dump is in 6 parts below. This is only the first 600 pages of an estimated 12,000 pages. Points of Significance: The City Auditor works for Edmonton City Council. They report directly to Council. Their work must not be interfered with. The auditor protects our city from corruption and theft of taxpayer money. In this FOIP there are copies of draft audits from the City Auditor. These draft audits contain financial information, which is different from the final public audit given to City Council. In this FOIP, [...]
Happy Birthday Mike!
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 [...]
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. [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]