Last city election
I was very disappointed in the turn out that we had for the last election in regards to voting for new mayor and city councillors.. the majority of the people I know are not happy with Don and now we have him for 4 more years ..
He is a biker and those bike lanes will be getting us into trouble .. money has to be cut back in the spending .. and they sure liked to spend .. look at the price of those silver balls at the Talus Dome $600,000. .. Americans got the contract on that … what was wrong with the Edmontonians and their art work? .. there is enough artwork around the city which is something the mayor and the city councilors like … this should be put to a vote when they are spending that kind of money and the people should be deciding if they want this .. not the mayor as spending this kind of money on art is putting us further and further into debt ..don’t you think he would be thinking of ways of saving us money and getting the city OUT OF DEBT … increase in property taxes for the seniors .. can you imagine if their homes are not paid for and living on CPP .. OLD AGE … GUARANTEE SUPPLEMENT .. is not big money and EPCORE .. ELECTRICAL goes up and LAND TAX .. car insurance.. house insurance goes up and the seniors get an increase of 0.3% this year which is effective either at the end of Oct of Nov .. not sure … what a joke that is ..as the mayor / councilors took an increase of 3% and mayor is getting over $218,000 plus he is to be taking a cut in pay along with the councilors … in October 2017.. do you know that the EDMONTON MAYOR IS THE HIGHEST PAID MAYOR IN CANADA …how did that happened … sounds crooked to me … who do they think they are .. are WE ARE PAYING FOR IT through our taxes? …. some of us can barely feed our family … with mortgage .. car payments .. car insurance .. working 2 jobs .. utilities .. groceries .here is what the mayor and city councilors get paid last year ……………….. ………….
………. ..Salary $224,582 ……….. $120,285
………….RRSP Contribution $24,704.02 …….. .$13,231.35
………….Vehicle Allowance $17,161.44……….. ..$8,406.96
………….Transition Allowance $12,956.65……….. $6,939.52
………….Total $279,404.11…. $148,862.83………….. plus they are not paying taxes .. but now they will have to pay taxes according to the government .. and Iverson was disputing this … I also think that the terms should only be held for 2 terms … making a total of 8 years and then they cannot run again …. need fresh ideas in city hall and that is a good thing … and people that will stand up against the mayor if they are in disagreement with bike lanes and stupid artwork, the waterfall (how often is this used… IT IS NOT .. THE WATERFALL HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN after the millions spent to build this) The cost — between $1.1 and $2.6 million — left Coun. Mike Nickel recommending the taps be turned off for good.. there should not even be a fund for artwork .. should be a miscellaneous fund (?)for like where you get the xmas decorations out of and street lights at xmas … that is where that percentage should be going .. and if art work is seriously needed .. go and get it from that fund and get local people to do the art work and not bring in someone from another country …. because we have a fund the city council sure wants to spend it ..
Another idea the city had which was a waste of money was the stairs from the downtown area. The Mechanized River Valley Access project makes the river valley more accessible to people of all ages and abilities. It runs from the top of 100 Street near the Hotel Macdonald to the river valley trail system near the low level bridge and the price on this one was $24 million and both prov and federal govt plus city supported this idea along with River Valley Alliance, and the latest thing the city council is looking at was a gondola from the south side across the Ft. Sask. river to the down town area … WE NEED TO STOP BUILDING AND START FIXING OUR ROADS TO IMPROVE THE LOOK OF OUR CITY