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Taproot Edmonton presents a weekly discussion on key stories in municipal politics. We pay attention to City Council so you don't have to! Join us as we delve into conversations about the context surrounding decisions made at City Hall.

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    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

Taproot Edmonton presents a weekly discussion on key stories in municipal politics. We pay attention to City Council so you don't have to! Join us as we delve into conversations about the context surrounding decisions made at City Hall.

    I made my greenfield developers disappear

    I made my greenfield developers disappear

    Little new baby council is taking its first steps! We’ve got a recap of the first public hearing, the first contentious motion, and two more councillor introductions.

    • 34 min
    From 0% we won't Budge-it

    From 0% we won't Budge-it

    Budget season is coming up, we'll give you a preview. Plus, a new task force on homelessness and an update on urban national park. Two new councillors make their introductory debut on this episode: Anne Stevenson and Jo-Anne Wright.

    • 35 min
    Don't be too rash when you ask to unmask

    Don't be too rash when you ask to unmask

    This week, we’re keeping our masks on, indefinitely. Plus, if you don’t live in Wolf Willow, don’t park in Wolf Willow. Or you’re getting a $100 ticket. And finally, we'll introduce you to two more councillors, Michael Janz and Sarah Hamilton

    • 42 min
    The future of affordable housing according to our Christel ball

    The future of affordable housing according to our Christel ball

    Giri Puligandla of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Christel Kjenner, the director of affordable housing at the City of Edmonton join Mack and Troy to talk about affordable housing. Plus, an introduction to the Ward Dene councillor, Aaron Paquette.

    • 45 min
    Post-vote roasts and toasts

    Post-vote roasts and toasts

    We break down the election results, what it means, and how wrong our predictions were. Plus, an update on two bridges, two newly-elected officials resigning and introductions to the new councillors, starting with interviewing two of them directly!

    • 33 min
    Sohi's back and he's driving the bus

    Sohi's back and he's driving the bus

    There was an election (not sure if you noticed). We'll cover the new council and what it all means in future weeks. This week we're dedicating the whole episode to speaking with the man in the big chair.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Alyden421 ,

Good listen

Such a shame that the high level park concept didn’t receive funding. I think this kind of initiative is more inclusive and worthy than something like electric bike rebates, which will only be accessed by a select few.
Also thank you Micheal Janz for not mincing words re: the UCP and what they’re doing to public education.

amandevi ,

Excellent

Well worth your time.

daveberta ,

Great source for City of Edmonton news

Troy and Mack are one of the first sources I check when I’m looking for the latest news about Edmonton City Council. They are entertaining and informative!

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