Policy in brief
Edmonton is not an island. The municipalities comprising our region play an important part in the economic and social prosperity we all value. As mayor, one of my key priorities will be to lead consensus building to craft stronger regional cooperation that maximizes our shared opportunity while ensuring orderly and balanced growth, including ensuring that the burdens and the benefits of growth in our region are not unfairly borne by Edmonton.
What we’ll do in the short term
As mayor I will rally the region around a shared vision and strategy for economic development, pursue a diplomatically negotiated end to our annexation bid and changes to the regional growth plan so Edmonton doesn’t bear a disproportionate number of costs. As mayor, my approach will be to come to the table in good faith, acting as an honest broker to bridge differences, leading with a continued emphasis on cooperation, mutual benefit and fairness.
Where we need to be a generation from now
My vision is that within a generation, we will have a rationally-planned, balanced regional growth that is driven by strategic job growth rather than raw population growth, growth driven by logical infrastructure prioritization rather than politics, and growth planning that protects key agricultural lands in the region.