Ask Me About the Budget: Session 3 with Sustainable Development and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
Now is your chance to ask one or more of Edmonton’s senior managers about the City budget, and the programs and services the City provides.
Do you have questions about how the City manages downtown and suburban development, parks and biodiversity and affordable housing? Post your questions here, and on Friday, November 20, we’ll have senior managers from City departments answer those questions live during one of a series of “Ask Me About the Budget” sessions. This is the third in a series of four sessions on the budget.
Friday, November 20, 2015, noon-1pm. Ask Me About the Budget: Session 3 with Sustainable Development and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
The Sustainable Development Department advances Edmonton’s long-term vision for a great city by driving development that balances economic progress, public protection and environmental resilience.
Our work includes:
- land use management
- urban design
- permits for building and development
- downtown development
- Blatchford redevelopment
- the Quarters revitalization
- environmental and climate change programs
- affordable housing
- mature neighbourhood infill
- Vehicle for Hire bylaw
- annexations and regional planning and cooperation
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is a not-for-profit company established by the City of Edmonton and is responsible for providing leadership to the economic growth strategy for Edmonton and the Capital Region, with specific accountability for: supporting industry growth and diversification; stimulating entrepreneurism and innovation; marketing the city image in target markets; managing the Shaw Conference Centre; boosting tourism, events and attractions; and enriching the Edmonton Research Park.
You can check out the City’s proposed budgets in a number of different forms:
- the actual budget documents and the break down by departments – edmonton.ca/budget2016
- an interactive, user-friendly budget primer – yegcitybudget.ca
- an open data version of the budget – Open Budget
Submit your questions on this blog, now and in the days to come, for Sustainable Development and EEDC. We’ll be publishing the questions and posting live responses during the lunch hour on November 20, 2015. Join us then for a live, interactive question and answer session.