Edmonton is a city about people. During this fall's budget debate, Thrive Edmonton wants our City Council to keep the people in mind above all else.
Council needs to think about who benefits from changes to the budget.
Changes to the budget, whether an increase or decrease, have an impact on you and other residents.
Thrive Edmonton is also an invitation to the people of Edmonton. An invitation to reflect on some of the really great things the City of Edmonton does, and share those stories with others. It’s a movement to work together, instead of against one another’s interests. It includes business, artists, parents, community organizers, educators, and all income levels.
We are a city of almost a million people and it only makes sense our needs may differ. It’s time to put partisanship aside and share the things about Edmonton that make our lives better, so that collectively this city and the people in it can thrive.
The Leisure Access Program and it's associated Low Income Transit Pass program has had a huge impact on my family. It's been the difference between living, and just existing.
Neighbourhood renewal recently came to McKernan. All of our streets have been repaved, we got fresh sidewalks, and improved cycling infrastructure. The construction pretty much all happened in time for winter. It's a lot easier to get around the neighbourhood because beforehand the sidewalks and roads were in really poor conditions. On top of this, it'll be easier to shovel our sidewalks because the they are pitted with cracks and all bumpy! There's a bunch of other positives from this too, but overall I'm thankful that the city is dedicating resources to not only renew but also improve the conditions in our neighbourhood. This will have benefits for years to come.
Using the outdoor spaces and indoor facilities is a wonderful way to spend time with my family that’s affordable. My family loves to be active, but it becomes difficult when everything costs money.