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The renderings were a lie... berry

According to Don Iveson complaining is a summer sport in Edmonton... Troy goes for the gold. We break down the Library and how bike lanes and Keillor Point prove that the City hates fun.

Writing a pun title every week is chard

Has Edmonton lost the "creative spark" on development? I'm not really sure if we answer that question but Troy and Mack certainly rant about TOD. Also ranting about: Homelessness crisis, "SafeCityYEG" map and the Vision Zero annual report.

Developers are Cumin for our heritage buildings

There's a couple heritage buildings that may have their heritage ending soon, plus we discuss whether public art needs to be installed within electric scooter distance of downtown

Council Still Can't Dill with the Playground Zone Times

Julie Kusiek fills in for Mack this week and on the roster for discussion is the Core Zone, Engage 106-76 and, of course, Playground Zone times.

The Berry Bad Calcium Chloride Plan

Calcium chloride is inexplicably back on the agenda... well, sort of. We'll talk about it. Plus we'll have updates on EPCOR's river valley solar farm, the new Lewis Farms rec centre, and Troy is a soothsayer in so many ways.

Stirring up our SideWok Strategy

The Nordic spa finds a home in Ft. Edmonton, and the WEM footbridge finds a home in someone else's credit card statement. Plus, the affordable housing moratorium in five core neighbourhoods might be coming to a close.

The Supplemental Crabapital Budget Adjustment

Council is asked to spend a bit more money on a few more things like crosswalks and enterprise software, and Waste Management, despite being asked, still cannot manage waste.

Cornfusion with the 104st market location

This week Mack and Troy are joined again by Mel Priestley to delve in-depth into the confusion over the Downtown Farmers Market and where it will call home in the future.

Just Some UpDates

Mill Creek, the WEM Footbridge to Nowhere, vehicle noise, bike share, boring City Council reports and parking all make an appearance but we don't talk at length about any of them. Like the title says, these are just some updates.

Let me Hemp you with that motion, Councillor

Speed limit reduction passes! Distracted walking is still legal in Edmonton, Andrew Knack proves Einstein's definition of insanity is "calling in to City Council meetings" and Mill Creek Ravine daylighting gets an update.

Will developers produce parking without minimums?

Iveson's State of the City address was this week and we've got the Cliff's notes. Meanwhile City Council peeks over the edge of the Precipice of regulating parking and contemplates jumping. City admin suggests that we shouldn't bid on the commonwealth games, and it's not a Bluff to improve our negotiating position. Finally, when Jon D opens his mouth there's no talking him down off that Cliff.

A whole garden of speed reduction PLANts

Springtime has a whole bunch of plans for speed reduction popping up through the frost. We talk about all the bad ones, and Troy's. Plus a couple downtown towers try to peek through; one rejected and the other still up for debate.

We're not trying to Drupe you but we might get a Core zone

Troy's uncharacteristically happy after seeing a political success and back gives an update about a rave in an abandoned powerplant for SingularityU. Meanwhile Mike Nickel gets more populist and votes against learning things.

The Orange Dot

We're living in Kenney's Alberta, and we'd be remiss if we didn't talk about the massive change of government. Mack and Troy show the echoes of the past in the election results and break down what these results might mean for the City of Edmonton. This episode contains 3 (three) Hot Takes.

Updating the zoning Arugulations

Mack and Troy are joined by Anne Stevenson, a senior planner at the City of Edmonton to talk about the plan to updating the city's zoning regulation, last updated in 2001. Jon D from Ward 3 (friend of the podcast) does not make an appearance.

A political rising starfruit

An article published about Sarah Hamilton that called her "Edmonton's political rising star" left us star-struck... or just confused. Plus, we have election coverage, city-owned land sales, cyclist tickets, crosswalks and of course we'll hear from the best friend of the podcast.

The Sage Wisdom of LRT Operations

Special guest Don Iveson makes an appearance on this episode to discuss transit fare policy. Mack and Troy also dig into the city's TLC 4 LRT plan which can be essentially summarized as "indiscriminately shutting down LRT stations"

Butternut Delay Speed Reductions Further

Troy spends a full day yelling at council about speed limit and he's got the deets on everything to do with council's plan to reduce speed limits. Meanwhile, Mack and Troy's honeymoon period with Elise Stolte's articles appears to be waning as they provide some hot takes on both columns this week.

So Longan to the market on 104 street

City market announces their move out of the downtown core into the definitely-developed Quarters. Meanwhile, the specter of residential speed limits continues to haunt Edmonton City Council

Limiting Liquor-ice Separation Distances

Mack and Troy are joined by special guest Mel Priestley to discuss everything you wanted to know about liquor store separation distances and more. Plus, we'll have an update on the Mayfair golf course "decision"

Ripe or not, here I kumquat

Council has to deal with an upcoming return of the Mayfair issue and grapple with the question of how many downtown towers is too many, neither of which they really want to. Fluoride makes an appearance as well.

Brian Mason has beef that cud lead to the end of milking the cash cow

Transportation Minister Brian Mason attempts to put the cash cow out to pasture, Tony Caterina is the latest councillor with questionable ward expenses and the popo naming victims might be a gogo.

CocOH NO! Another Train Delay

It's the valentine's day episode! We talk about trains, love, and councillors asking really, really bad questions at council meetings. Also city employees speeding in playground zones.

Excuse me while I fennel my ward money into an MBA

A city councillor took some heat for some questionable usage of his ward funds - but that's the only thing about Edmonton that was hot. We talk about LRT stations as refuge from the cold and business owners' chilly response to the closing of 95 ave.

Squashing requests for data

The city is squashing requests for data. There's a walkway that strolled straight through the city's bureaucracy, and requests for information come to a head at city hall. Plus, Mack makes news.

Re-lease the Greens

Mack and Troy are joined by guest Michael Janz to talk about the Mayfair golf course lease. Council also gets a brief update about calcium chloride and LRT alignments.

A New Season

It's a new season and Mack and Troy bring you a healthy dose of experimentation, and update you on bike share, suicide barriers and Whyte towers

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