Don Iveson

Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 10

Recent Blog Posts

Edmonton is Canada’s Best City for Youth to Work in 2019
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Edmonton is Canada’s Best City for Youth to Work in 2019
Yesterday I had the pleasure of accepting, on behalf of the City of Edmonton, the YouthfulCities Urban Work Index award for “Best Canadian City for Youth to Work”. This award solidifies Edmonton’s status as not only one of Canada’s youngest cities (almost 20% of our popula...
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2019-2022 Budget In The Books
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Council’s toughest job is to reconcile all the seemingly contradictory perspectives from the public and then prioritize and allocate scarce resources to shape a vision for our city’s future . I’m proud of where we landed at 2.6% a year, over the next four years. While we’ll continue to work to br...
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2018 Year In Review
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As I reflect on 2018, I’m struck by the outstanding amount of influence this year has had on our world, country, province and city. By no means was this an easy year. We faced economic challenges that have forced us to shift the way we approach economic development, we’ve seen social and cultural...
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The Right Deal At The Right Time
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Today, after years of negotiation, I was pleased to attend the Government of Alberta’s announcement of a new long-term, legislated funding deal for Alberta’s two largest cities. The deal reflects the province’s economic reality now. It’s fair and in the best interest of taxpayers in their d...
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Making Edmonton Safer For Women And Girls
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Today, Councillor Bev Esslinger and I put forward a motion based on our learnings from the UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls International Conference. I’ve been reflecting on something Aristotle said, “the city came into being to preserve life. It exists for the go...
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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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