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As a Basic Principle:

“Residents should be unburdened by excessive taxes and able to freely pursue a life and lifestyle fitting of their preferences without the City interfering, to the extent that others are not harmed or inconvenienced.”

 

On North Side Pride:

Jon is the only candidate who is championing the north side. Everything he does follows the concept of “Ward 3 first, north side second, and the rest of Edmonton third.”

 

On Traffic Safety at Schools:

“Speed is generally not the concern; driver frustration is the problem, as it leads to unsafe maneuvers. We need to fix the causes of frustration and safety will follow.”

To see my full thoughts on this important topic, click here.

 

On Property Taxes:

“All efforts should be made to keep taxes low. I would like to buck the trend of annual increases. If we manage our money and priorities better, we won’t have to burden property owners which will, in turn, make the purchasing a house more affordable for those currently renting. As an end goal, I would like to increase property ownership in Ward 3, as this is the best way to invest in our community.” 

 

On Crime:

“Edmonton Police should focus on crime control and making our streets safe. I would like to give the EPS the tools they require to fight crime.” 

 

On Supporting Seniors:

“Seniors have unique challenges, the City should be mindful of this and make special accommodations where possible. The City should provide incentives for volunteers to help with snow shoveling, grass cutting, and other chores that seniors have difficulty with.”

 

On City Communications:

“All City of Edmonton public documents should be proofread prior to being made public with an aim to reducing wordiness, jargon, and bad grammar in order to increase clarity, usability, and comprehension by normal Edmontonians. The City should always put a professional foot forward.”

 

On Military Relations:

“I will push for giving former Canadian Armed Forces members a preferred status if applying for a job with the City of Edmonton. These are the cases in which a member has left the military but chose to remain in Edmonton. Sometimes it is hard for them to get their first civilian job, and so I think we could extend a helping hand and recognize their qualifications.”

To see my three point plan to honour veterans, click here.

 

On Community Pride:

“Communities should decide their own future, at the Community League level, rather than receiving dictation from City Hall.”

“We need to be proud of our community and make efforts to celebrate heritage and create ‘placemaking’. Therefore I support the renaming of 97 Street, north of the Yellowhead, to a name that we can collectively agree upon, in order to build a sense of place and support the businesses that have invested there.”

I have suggested that the name could be ‘Canadian Forces Trail’.

 

On Oil and Gas:

“I’m proud of the role that the oil and gas industry has had in shaping modern Alberta and our advanced quality of life. Thank you to all of these hardworking people for your world-class approach to responsible resource extraction.”

 

On Everything Else, below are my recent blog posts:

Respect for Hard Working People

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If you wake up early, go to work, and come home to feed your family, then I support you. I highly respect people who work with their hands. Most of...
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Military Matters: My Pledge

Although the federal government is responsible for national defence, the City of Edmonton can do more to honour the men and women who have served and now choose to live...
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Hot Air LRT: Exposing Inefficiencies

The LRT system is inefficient. I am not talking about the routing; I will save that for another post. I just want to make a quick comment about the heating...
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Let’s Have a Moment to Reflect on the 80-Storey Tower Land Deal

Through actions taken, it is obvious that City Council has already reached a positive conclusion on the proposed Alldrit Group tower, even though a public hearing has not yet occurred....
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Safe-Injection Sites in Edmonton & Other Gov’t Approved Vices. Roll Up Your Sleeves for a Counter-Shot of Wisdom.

Our society’s rules are based on values, and so it is in this vein that we should be critical of vices. The harm-reduction arguments in favour of safe-injection sites (where...
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Safety Around Schools: 3 Simple Tricks to Fix the Problem

The areas around schools in Edmonton are currently not safe, as drivers sometimes speed or stunt with kids present. Stunting can involve U-turns, driving in the wrong lane, or general...
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Downtown Park(ing) Injustice: Expropriation

The City of Edmonton wants to build another park downtown. The problem is that the City does not own the land. And that is the problem. Are gravel parking lots...
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The Importance of a Name: My Proposal for (& Critique of) the New Edmonton Tower

I have written before about my support for naming important pieces of civic infrastructure, in order to build a sense of place and to honour local significance. I feel that...
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The Problem with Our Current System & Approach to Zoning

This blog post contains content that I trimmed from my larger entry on Cascade Zoning. Inevitably, I am going to have people from all walks of life reading my thoughts,...
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Support for Communities. Support for Families. Support for Seniors.

This is my first post since I have declared that I am running in Ward 3 in the upcoming municipal election. In my announcement speech, I indicated my support for...
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News Release: New Candidate Declared in Ward 3

On January 26, 2017, I declared my candidacy for Ward 3 for the upcoming municipal election. Specifically, I stand for: Respecting Families & Seniors Respecting Community Leagues & Local Decisions Reducing Civic Waste...
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Cascade Zoning – My Proposal

‘Cascade Zoning’ a blog post intro–but check out my full page example of how this system could overhaul development in Edmonton. The current Edmonton Zoning Bylaw is hundreds of pages long....
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Correcting Addressing and Wayfinding in Edmonton

Why Name a Road? In my last blog post, I talked about my proposal to rename 97 Street, north of the Yellowhead Trail, to ‘Canadian Forces Trail.’ To me, it...
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Can we revisit renaming 97 Street? I support it being called ‘Canadian Forces Trail.’

I have an idea: an idea in placemaking and in honouring those who have risked their lives to protect our country. 97 Street, north of the Yellowhead, leads directly to...
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Edmonton’s Navy (& understanding the importance of a capable sea force in the 21st Century)

As I am naval reservist in Edmonton, I am often asked, “Why does Edmonton have a navy?” Edmonton is landlocked; a navy needs water, these people plead. The answer that...
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Online surveys are great, but the cheap/free kinds are not accountable and do little to reflect true opinions.

True statisticians must be rolling their eyes at the prevalence of this new tool. There is so much power in proper data collection, and the architects of online surveys know...
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Working Out The Mega Rec Centres

I use City of Edmonton Community Recreation Centres. They are very nice and affordable. Typically, you will likely find me at either the Commonwealth, Londonderry, or Clareview rec centres. I...
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Steps for Properly Cooking Bacon: The Crispy Method

Many people ask me—correction—some people ask me, “Jon, how do you always cook your bacon so perfectly?” I always answer them. I tell them the truth. I give them the...