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Old Posted Jul 15, 2019, 9:13 PM
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The amount of graffiti in this city is disgraceful
Commissioned murals and artwork can be beautifully done, but the tagging BS that seems to have taken over the entire city is disgusting
Hopefully something can be done to discourage this behaviour
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On our recent trip to Germany there is graffiti all over the place but surprisingly very little in the downtown core where most of the tourist attractions are. More traffic and policed strongly maybe.
With respect to washrooms all public ones over there were pay toilets - 1 Euro - not sure if it would help the issues we have here.
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The amount of graffiti in this city is disgraceful
Commissioned murals and artwork can be beautifully done, but the tagging BS that seems to have taken over the entire city is disgusting
Hopefully something can be done to discourage this behaviour
I'm sure that the graffiti defenders will soon pitch in, but frankly Edmonton could use a little "broken window" love a la Giuliani (notwithstanding that Giuliani has lost most of his marbles in his sunset years). Who ever could have predicted the NYC renaissance after the 1970s?

But yeah hey, isn't graffiti urban and cool, or woke or whatever the hipsters croon over these days.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2019, 10:46 PM
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Our trip to Prague in Oct we saw graffiti everywhere. It was real bad.

Edmonton's graffiti problem ramped up in the last year. As well as the star wars bar crowd downtown. This is concerning when you consider the advancements we have had in the last 5 years with construction of new towers and more people downtown.
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The tent city along the LRT tracks Northeast of downtown continues to grow - is there a plan by the city to dismantle these structures before it gets completely out of hand?
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Our (COE/EEDC/DBA) report to Executive Committee/Council on business attraction and retention in the Downtown.

https://www.edmontondowntown.com/pub...s-retention-66
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Our 2019 Business Report was released last night.



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THE NEXT GLOBAL AI HUB WILL BE BUILT IN THE CANADIAN PRAIRIES

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Smart Cities Council Readiness Workshop comes to Edmonton for first time
October 8, 2019

News media are invited to join Mayor Don Iveson and Philip Bane, Managing Director of the Smart Cities Council, for the opening of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Workshop.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Location: Second Floor, Picasso Ballroom, Doubletree by Hilton, 9576 Jasper Avenue

As a result of Edmonton’s victory in the April 2019 Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, the Smart Cities Council of North America brings their Smart Cities Readiness Workshop to Edmonton. The Council, a network of leading companies advised by top universities and standards bodies, helps cities tap into the transformative power of smart technologies. City staff and community partners will come together to learn about municipal challenges and share knowledge and perspectives with Smart Cities Council representatives.

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Media contact:
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Communications and Engagement
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City Manager to Retire from the City on December 31, 2019
October 22, 2019


City Manager Linda Cochrane has decided to retire from the City of Edmonton on December 31, 2019.

The Mayor and Council accepted Ms. Cochrane’s retirement plan after it was presented to them earlier today at a meeting of City Council.

“Linda Cochrane cares about the people of Edmonton and leads with real humility,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “With quiet confidence and a devotion to her team, she has served Council and Edmontonians in a way that has been honest, compassionate and consistently committed to excellence. She has helped this organization truly evolve into a modern municipal corporation.”

Ms. Cochrane first began her career working part-time as a swimming instructor at Scona Pool. After graduating from university and a stint working at the City of Spruce Grove, she returned to the City of Edmonton in 1982. While working full time, Ms. Cochrane also accomplished two masters degrees—one in arts, focusing on public policy and one in business administration. She moved up through what is now the Citizen Services department to General Manager, becoming City Manager in September 2015.

“I’m grateful to the Mayor and Council for giving me the opportunity to serve Council, the people of Edmonton and our employees,” said Linda Cochrane. “My three-plus decades at the City have been among the happiest of my life. I know there is strong leadership in place, up, down and across the organization -- in fact there are more than 13,000 leaders delivering 73 services who make Edmontonians lives better every day. I am proud of them all.”

City Council will appoint an Acting City Manager in the coming weeks and will begin the recruitment for a permanent replacement immediately.


Media contacts:
Patricia Hutchison
Senior Communications Strategist
Office of the City Manager
780-496-6721

Cheryl Oxford
Communications Manager
Office of Mayor Don Iveson
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