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Editorial: City budget a delicate balance

Edmonton city council starts its 2017 budget deliberations this week and begins the conversation with a proposal to increase municipal taxes by 3.1 per cent. 457 more words

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Paula Simons: Mayor Don Iveson calls dibs on land Beaumont just annexed from Leduc County

The Town of Beaumont has won its legal fight to annex a good chunk of Leduc County land that separates the bedroom community from Edmonton. 803 more words

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City of Edmonton anticipates $28.4M surplus for 2016

For the fifth year in a row, the City of Edmonton expects to end the year with extra money in its bank account.

The city expects to end the year with a $28.4-million surplus. 211 more words

Politics

Electric vehicle charging stations in Edmonton: should tax dollars fund them?

City councillors debated the pros and cons of adding more electric vehicle charging stations in Edmonton and who should pay for them.

The issue was part of the agenda for executive committee on Tuesday. 584 more words

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1/3 of Edmonton river valley trails are not in good condition: report

Roughly one-third of the trails in Edmonton’s river valley system are graded as fair or poor, according to a report headed to the Community and Public Services Committee. 670 more words

Politics

City of Edmonton to consider converting parking lots into downtown park

The City of Edmonton is considering a proposal to convert several downtown parking lots into a large park.

The details are outlined in a report heading to the Urban Planning Committee… 711 more words

Politics

City of Edmonton proposes 3.1% tax increase for 2017

Edmonton residents can expect about a 3.1 per cent tax increase in 2017, which the city said works out to be about $72 more per year for the average household. 512 more words

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