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Citizens Tell Their Story in State of the City Report

State of the City

April 24, 2012

Citizens tell their own story of how Edmonton’s programs and services affect their lives in the State of the City annual report to citizens, released today.

Release of the report coincided with Mayor Stephen Mandel’s State of the City address to members of Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

“Edmonton today is a more vibrant city than ever before,” the Mayor says in the report. “Our comprehensive plans for how Edmonton will continue to grow and thrive for the next 30 years have outlined a bold path for the future. We are already seeing how that vision and the creativity of our people have begun to transform our city.”

Feature articles on residents whose lives have been touched by affordable housing, downtown revitalization, LRT expansion, recycling programs, neighbourhood renewal and economic development are coupled with a multitude of interesting facts and tidbits about City accomplishments in this colourful report.

You will discover, for instance:

  • The number of immigrants choosing Edmonton as their preferred destination is growing faster than 6 other major cities, bringing significant cultural and economic benefits with them
  • Cigarette litter is down 36% in 7 pedestrian areas
  • Bus ridership reached 80.3 million trips in 2011
  • Arena retrofits have cut power bills by 15%
  • The EdTel Endowment Fund provided revenue of $26 million in 2011

New this year is an expanded online State of the City magazine. Another innovation is an e-mail address, stateofthecity@edmonton.ca, which will allow citizens to continue telling their stories to the project team in the coming months.

Copies of the printed report are available at City Hall and many other City locations, or by using the contact information below.

 

For more information:

David Holehouse

Corporate Communications
City of Edmonton

Title Senior Communications Advisor
Telephone

780-423-5245
780-405-7280 (cell)

Email david.holehouse@edmonton.ca
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