Join us on March 25 from noon to 1 pm for a discussion on concerns related to integrity on Edmonton's city council, 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 special guest Barry Morishita, Mayor of Brooks and President of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association. Then we’ll invite you to join in a deeper discussion of the issues.
This is the third 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 integrity on our city council. The people want to know what candidates think about interference in municipal politics, with some concerned about provincial government's recent changes to campaign finance rules and the role it might play in this election. Some are concerned about the personal integrity of candidates and want to know who their donors are. The people want to feel heard.
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 April:
• 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?