As your mayor, my promise to you
Edmontonians have told me that they want value for their tax dollars, safe and inclusive communities, and to be involved in the future of their city.
Unfortunately, this has not been the case for too long. Expedient and arbitrary management have led to delayed and weak bridges, inefficient public transportation, and the potential loss of billions. I believe the strongest bridges are built only through the consultation of your voice and the diversity of our communities.
As YOUR Mayor I promise you effective and responsible leadership, and to listen to your needs in showcasing Edmonton as a world-class city, internationally.
The time for accountability is now.
- Reforming the reporting structure of the City Auditor office from City Council to include an independent and qualified citizens committee
- Incorporating fairer hiring practices in Human Resources
- Introducing additional checks-and-balances, including the exploration of an official opposition in city government (e.g., Glasgow, Scotland)
- Eliminating closed-door meetings (public matters should be discussed in city council)
- Publishing a “sunshine list” of annual salaries over $100,000
- Posting financial data on an open city website
- Developing an online polling system
- Fixing the tenure of each elected official to a maximum of two terms.
- Assessing and servicing neighborhoods based on their diverse needs. One model does not fit all.
- Addressing racism by involving key stakeholders in policy development and the re-opening of the Diversity and Inclusion Office
- Creating a task force with the provincial government to address job losses impacted by automation