Councillor feels Alberta municipal affairs minister considers Edmonton city council ‘urban pinkos’

While tabling a request for a report on housing at Wednesday’s Community and Public Services Committee, Councillor Michael Walters ripped Edmonton’s Members of the Legislative Assembly for what they’re not saying. “All Edmonton MLAs are complicit in this issue of…

Councillor calls for 2,000 city job cuts to get Edmonton budget in line

Now that Edmonton city council has had the latest budget documents to mull over, one councillor has broached the traditionally taboo subject of layoffs. Councillor Michael Walters is proposing the city reduce the size of the workforce by 2,000 as…

Edmonton councillors will have to find $26M in savings to keep tax increase at 2.6%

An updated budget report released Friday afternoon for Edmonton councillors explains in detail the $26-million shortfall they’re facing and will have to find savings for in order to keep next year’s property tax increase at 2.6 per cent. It comes…

Edmonton city councillors looking for cuts ahead of 2020 budget talks

Faced with a lot less money to work with in the 2020 budget, Edmonton city councillors are pouring over numbers and ideas to cut spending. Many citizens, including business owners and seniors, are demanding it. “They’re pushing us out of…

Hotel industry urges city to toughen up Edmonton’s short-term rental rules

Edmonton’s hotel industry has launched a campaign, pushing city council to tighten up the rules around short-term rentals like Airbnb. The complaint is that homes are run like businesses — or mini-hotels — but they aren’t regulated that way. In…

Council to consider new temporary housing type for Edmonton’s homeless

City housing staff have a new proposal to present to Edmonton city councillors that they hope will get people out of tent cities that pop up, and get them on their way to something more permanent. Related News The idea…