Where is the money
wrote a very interesting report on how the Mayor and coucil are doiong less than nothing. for
to quote from the article:

“. . . The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC), which has compiled a 97-page publication examining the city’s social health – including living costs and housing, and income and wealth – has found evidence of growing inequality despite the booming economy.

“The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle class is getting squeezed out,” said John Kolkman, research and policy analysis co-ordinator with the ESPC, which released Tracking the Trends yesterday. . . . ”

Yes, less than nothing is the Mayor of Edmonton accepting the outragous raise of $13,000 dollars on top of the Scamdelous 150,000 or so dollar wage! In fact that is just making the gap between rich and por worse in this city.

at the same paper shows that the Mayor who has been on council a very long six years considers doing nothign at all the best thing for snow removal!
Unbelievable isn’t it?
in the article Scamdel is quoted as saying “”I’m not convinced that’s the best way to do it,” Scamdel told Sun Media, suggesting it would be worth considering using the money to buy more snow-removal equipment. ”

My gawd, why didn’t he think about this six long years ago, when he first was on city council. Oh, that’s right, it is an election year! Yes, six long years ago, he could have asked that the city budget more for snow removal. . . but he did not. Six long years ago, he could have budgeted more for snow removal equipment. . . but did not. six long years ago, he could have budgeted more for snow removal equipment retainers. . . but did not.

Yes, hundreds of thousands on city floats. . so the float people can tour the country seams more important that pot hole repairs.

If Edmonton wanted recognition as a world class city, perhaps fix the streets, so people driving on them do not think they are in a fourth world city, instead of a first world city like they should feel they are driving on.
Edmonton, this October Vote Dave Dowling for Mayor of Edmonton!