Taproot Edmonton presents a weekly discussion on key stories in municipal politics. We pay attention to Edmonton City Council so you don't have to!

Hosted by Troy Pavlek and Mack Male.

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Balancing the budget on the backs of 12-year-olds

Taproot's new reporter, Stephanie Swensrude, joins the show. We discuss transit for youth, downtown retail, and of course, the Zoning Bylaw Renewal.Here are the releva...

'Tis the season to talk about snow clearing

This week, we cover transit improvements for youth and winter, more funding for snow and ice clearing, the latest on the Valley Line LRT, and tennis vs. pickleball.Her...

Breaking the zoning bylaw into 160 or so bite-sized pieces

The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues has endorsed a position in support of the Zoning Bylaw Renewal. Executive director Laura Cunningham-Shpeley joins us to di...

The community services crisis rises from a simmer to a Boyle

We've got details about how Boyle Street will operate for the next year, prior to their new space opening. Plus, the police perception survey found that 57% of Edmonto...

City council draws its line in the asphalt

This week, council heard about the vast majority of parking lots downtown being unpermitted.  And, true to form, they decided to do something about it later! Plus, we ...

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