Join us on March 18 from noon to 1 pm for a discussion on concerns related to quality of life in Edmonton and what the mayor and councillors to be elected this fall can and should do about it.
Host Chris Chang-Yen Phillips will tee up the conversation with the help of Christy Morin, Executive Director of Arts on the Ave. Then we’ll invite you to join in a deeper discussion of the issues.
This is the second in a series of conversations prompted by the People’s Agenda, a document we are compiling based on the responses to this question: What key issue do you want the candidates to talk about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election, and why?
A number of responses sent in by readers so far have coalesced around concerns about how candidates will maintain or improve their quality of life and that of others. Many are concerned about the affordability of the city, while some are particularly concerned about the vibrancy of downtown or the efficiency of the waste management system. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, some are concerned about the survival of small businesses and the future of local arts.
Closed captioning will be available. Taproot will cover the events, but we will not quote you by name without your permission.
Candidates are welcome, but please take the opportunity to listen rather than to campaign.
The series continues throughout March and April:
• March 25: Will city council have integrity?
• April 1: Will we be able to move around the city easily?
• April 8: Will we spend less on police?
• April 15: Will we house everyone?
• April 22: Will we act on climate change?
• April 29: Will we build our city intelligently?