BY TAPROOT EDMONTON
Taproot Edmonton is on a quest to find out what Edmontonians want candidates to be talking about as they campaign for votes in the next municipal election, which will be held Oct. 18, 2021.
Here’s what we want to know from you: What key issue do you want the candidates to talk about as they compete for votes in the 2021 municipal election, and why? We invite you to submit your response at taprootedmonton.ca/peoples-agenda.
The preliminary version of the People’s Agenda, published in December 2020, revealed a desire to know where candidates for mayor and city council stand on climate change, homelessness, and the police budget; what they intend to do to improve transportation, infrastructure, and quality of life; and how they will steward the city’s budget with integrity.
Once we gather more answers, we will assign and publish stories that dive deeper into the issues, to provide a further explanation of city council’s power to address them or make decisions pertaining to them. You’ll be able to find those at taprootedmonton.ca.
We will also ask the candidates where they stand on those issues. Between their answers to us and what we glean from other election coverage, we will produce a voters’ guide outlining what the candidates say they’ll do about the issues you say matter. When the election is over, we’ll also have a record of what the mayor and councillors said they’d do, which provides an opportunity to hold them to account over the course of their terms.
Here’s one more way to make your voice heard. Every Thursday at noon from March 11 to April 29, we’ll be hosting online discussions to dive deeper into the People’s Agenda.
It’s free to attend, and we hope you can join us. Sign up at taprootedmonton.ca/peoples-agenda.