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.
I love that our neighbourhood renewal program has taken into consideration improved walking and biking options. I will feel safer myself and appreciate that my kids can get around our busy neighbourhood more safely too. I am excited about the changes to public engagement that we've seen over the last few years. There's more to do, but we've made great strides to improve the conversations we have in community. I want to see our City prioritize investment where we need to grow, so that we create complete communities that are sustainable economically, environmentally and socially. We can't afford to continue the way we have. But we can't afford to make short-sighted decisions that cost a bit more in the short-term if they hamstring us in the long run.
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.
Our river valley is our best asset. The city’s maintenance of it is crucial. People walk, ride, ski, jog and walk their dogs in the valley.