Edmonton Insight Community

Insight in Action: Whyte Avenue Alley

In the May Insight Community survey, we asked whether or not you would like to see the alley on the north side of 82 Avenue, between 104 St and 105 St transformed into a pedestrian plaza - and the answer was overwhelmingly "YES!"

The survey results were part of the recommendation that went to City Council on July 6, 2015, and the alley was subsequently closed to traffic.

The alley has now been temporarily painted and flower planters installed while we consult with the public to decide the best design and long-term use.... so stay tuned!

~The CITYlab Team

City Budget Process: The Answers

In case you were wondering how you did on the budget cycle questions in the July mixed topic survey, here are the answers:

In 2014 and before, the City of Edmonton planned its operating budget as a ONE YEAR budget.
The City of Edmonton currently plans its capital budget as a THREE YEAR budget.
The City of Edmonton, starting this year, will begin planning its operating budget as a THREE YEAR budget.
Can citizens provide input or feedback to the City of Edmonton's operating budget? YES
To the best of your knowledge, when, where and how can citizens provide input or give feedback to the City of Edmonton's operating budget?
• At any time to councillors
• At the non-stat public hearing for the budget near the end of the year
• When branch/department business plans are released at committee (around spring/summer) - new this year
• At public engagement events being held this summer - new this year
To the best of your knowledge, what time of year does Council normally debate the budget? END OF YEAR

Current City Surveys

In addition to the Edmonton Insight Community surveys, the City of Edmonton uses a range of survey tools and approaches to gather input from Edmontonians. To view and complete these surveys as they appear please visit and bookmark: Edmonton.ca/Surveys

Upcoming Surveys in August:

• August Mixed Topic (week of August 11)
• Edmonton Transit System (ETS) Safety & Security Survey (week of August 17)

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