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Why Keith Gerein is Right!

Many of you will be shocked to hear me say this, but Keith Gerein is right! If you don't know Keith, he is a columnist at the Edmonton Journal, and he wrote a piece entitled "Secret mayoral debate the latest blow to transparency in Edmonton's election" which you can read here: link. Let's look at what Keith had to say.  He wrote: ...the debate was an entirely private, invite-only event held Thursday evening in a swanky Downtown hotel ballroom. Transparency to the public was clearly not one of the priorities, adding to a disturbing trend in this election that I’ll elaborate [...]

Why Keith Gerein is Right!2021-07-26T20:21:06+00:00

Slow Down Your Cookie-Cutter Decisions – Not the Speed Limits

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 [...]

Slow Down Your Cookie-Cutter Decisions – Not the Speed Limits2020-11-16T20:22:09+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

Random Cuts Are Not The Answer

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. [...]

Random Cuts Are Not The Answer2020-10-19T21:03:04+00:00

Special Edition Newsletter – March 2020

This is a special edition of our Ward 11 newsletter, March 2020 What is COVID19? COVID19, also known as novel coronavirus, is a virus that causes infections of the nose, throat, and lungs. It can range from mild to fatal. It is easily spread by: respiratory droplets generated when you cough or sneeze close, prolonged personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands touching something with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes It is a pandemic that has no vaccination or cure yet, which is why it is crucial to follow the Government of Alberta's protocol [...]

Special Edition Newsletter – March 20202020-03-25T23:59:27+00:00

ETS Fares

Fares Temporarily Suspended  No ETS transit fare payment required for bus, LRT, or DATS until further notice. Please visit the website below to read about the ETS protocols. https://www.edmonton.ca/ets/fares-passes.aspx?fbclid=IwAR20i7Mhn4mAB4Q1sqB_BoQRZCnfAmMdmOITEPSkIJjbegF44H9kAFyn_cI

ETS Fares2020-03-23T19:37:31+00:00

Know the difference : Self-monitoring, self-isolation, and isolation for COVID-19

Please visit the website below for information on how to self-isolate, isolate, monitor your symptoms, and what the difference is. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/self-monitoring-self-isolation-isolation-for-covid-19.html

Know the difference : Self-monitoring, self-isolation, and isolation for COVID-192020-03-23T19:14:36+00:00