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State of the City Report Details Edmonton’s Progress Toward Goals

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April 13, 2011

Edmonton staged an impressive economic recovery in 2010 and is positioned for strong growth in 2011, among the best in the country. The City also made significant progress on the 10-year goals set by City Council to achieve Edmontonians’ priorities.

These are some of observations and examples in the recently released State of the City Report for 2010-2011.

“This State of the City report outlines ‘The Ways’ and how we are moving ahead together in our community,” says Mayor Stephen Mandel in the report. “The goals have been set, now we are taking action to make the plans reality.”

“As we move through 2011, our task is clear – we must boldly pursue opportunities if we are to become the kind of city that our future generation will be proud to call home.”

The 32-page document provides a concise and colourful snapshot of the many ways Edmonton and its citizens moved forward over the past year on six goals, developed with significant public consultation in creating the 30-year vision and in each of the completed directional plans – the Ways. The document shows examples of how the City and the community are advancing the Way We Green, Live, Grow, Move, Finance and Prosper.

There is also an update on the next steps for building and implementing these six directional plans, and on the work now under way to set measurable targets.

From the opening of the new Art Gallery of Alberta to the planting of thousands of trees and shrubs, from improvements in traffic safety to new development to produce millions of litres of biofuel from municipal solid waste, the new State of the City Report catalogues a range of examples of civic services and programs that matter to Edmontonians.

Read it online or for a printed copy, contact Corporate Communications at 780-496-8208 or PR@edmonton.ca.