Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

A Milestone In Our Reconciliation Journey
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Calls to action are just words if action is not taken. I’m touched today that the City of Edmonton announced over 8000 civic employees  have now had training on the history of residential schools and their ongoing intergenerational impacts. This, along with treaty awareness has encouraged dialogu...
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A New Formula for Growth Costs – FAQ’s
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Earlier last week, I launched my Five Point Plan for Budget 2018. In it, I stressed the need to show how serious we are about our economic resilience and commitment to keeping taxes reasonable while we deliver core services to Edmontonians. However, as demand for city services increase, and our g...
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A 5-Point Plan For Budget 2018
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As City Council heads towards our budget debates later this fall, we get another opportunity to show how serious we are about our economic resilience and our commitment to keeping taxes reasonable while we serve Edmontonians. I’ve thought long and hard about this and I’m happy to share my plan to...
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Delivering
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There’s no doubt that it is summer in the city! Before you head out for some much needed patio time, I wanted to reflect on some of the accomplishments this new City Council and I have achieved thus far. After the election on October 16th, we hit the ground running and I have been relentless̷...
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Building Up And In – Infill 2.0
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As Edmonton moves towards becoming a city of a million people, we are rapidly coming to terms with a number of pressures facing our city, including longer commutes, paying for more infrastructure to support more people and building ‘up and in’ to keep our communities vibrant and sustainable. Of a...
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Mayors’ Free Trade Voices More Important Than Ever
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It’s been a global few months for Edmonton. I’ve had the opportunity to travel and talk about the Edmonton Declaration and what we are doing as a city to mitigate the effects of climate change. I’m grateful for the support we’ve received from municipalities along the way including Boston, Washing...
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Economic Resilience For Edmonton
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During last year’s State of the City, I said I felt Edmonton was on the verge of something extraordinary. Work has continued on building a new economic future for our city, building a more competitive region, and on attracting and keeping the kind of talent who’ll ensure Edmonton doesn’t stand st...
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Heading West – Refining LRT Plans For Valley Line Phase 2
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Yesterday City Council updated and confirmed the plans for the West LRT line, including decisions on where to separate the train at key intersections and asking for more information on neighbourhood-specific concerns before we go to final build. It was an important day for west end neighbourhoods...
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Cities and Climate Leadership
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This week Mayors, government leaders, and climate change scientists are in Edmonton for the International Cities and Climate Change Science Conference. We clearly heard that cities are willing to commit to a new kind of partnership with the scientific community – a research and innovation a...
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2017 Year In Review
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2017 Year In Review
2017 was a captivating year for our city and as it comes to a close I can confidently say that Edmonton is THE “Big Canadian City to Watch”. We are one of the youngest, fastest-growing cities in the country with emerging economic strengths. This past year, we embraced this. One of the key questio...
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