In our thirty-eighth episode, we discuss the City’s new 90 Ways to 90% campaign, the proposed land trust for the University of Alberta, plans and costs for the Blatchford redevelopment project, and a new report on high speed rail between Edmonton and Calgary.
Do campaigns like 90 Ways to 90% actually achieve anything? Should we be spending taxpayer money on them? Would the proposed land trust benefit the University of Alberta? Are they doing enough to engage the public on their plans? Should we be concerned about costs for Blatchford? How does it impact our civic debt? We discuss all of those questions and more.
Here are some relevant links for this episode:
- 90 Ways to 90%
- University of Alberta proposes creation of land trust
- University of Alberta Long Range Development Plan
- Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson argues city can’t compromise on Blatchford redevelopment project
- High Speed Rail Report (2009)
- High-Speed Rail Between Edmonton And Calgary Not Viable, Report Finds
- Valley Line LRT a go after Ottawa kicks in $150 million
Thanks for listening!