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.
When our kids were small they attended summer camps at the Muttart, and the River Valley, and at Rec Centres. Those programs built skills and memories for them, and provided space for Mom and Dad to invest limited time off in family vacations. The Recreation centres have been at the centre of our family life, from kids drop-in programs to swimming lessons, to fitness for mom and dad, and will continue to be. The investment in those services have had a significant impact on our lives for 15 or more years. I hope we can continue to invest in them so that impact can continue, and be available for others.
The city makes my life better by supporting the things about which I am passionate: cycling, sustainability, and density. I am very grateful to live in Edmonton.
My two children are enrolled in swimming lessons through City of Edmonton. We have seen their skills and confidence blossom with the efforts and guidance of their teachers. We are so fortunate to have such high quality lessons and facilities for our kids!