We’ve all heard the joke: “Edmonton has two seasons—winter and construction season.” Like you, I’ve seen heavy construction and delayed projects become part of our DNA, part of Edmonton’s identity.
Edmonton continues to grow, and that means we need new construction and ongoing infrastructure maintenance. This is good news. It helps us keep pace with the demands of an expanding population and creates well-paying jobs that support our city’s progress. However, when mismanaged, construction can actually be harmful to local communities, businesses, and our standard of living. And frankly, we experience the mismanagement of some of our major construction projects every time we hit the streets in our city. This needs to change. Edmontonians deserve better.
It’s also our City’s responsibility to ensure the free-flowing movement of goods and people. A prosperous city is a connected city—one that makes it as easy and efficient as possible to get from where you are to where you need to be. It’s part of essential local service delivery.
We need to Keep Edmonton Moving. Here’s my three-pronged approach:
Improved construction coordination
Utilizing new and emerging technology
Strict benchmarking measures and nighttime construction
To Keep Edmonton Moving, we need a leader with a proven-track record of getting things done and finding wins for Edmonton by challenging the status quo. I’ve never been afraid to ask tough questions and push for real, lasting solutions to our problems. I did it as an Executive Assistant to City Councillor Larry Langley when I was on the frontlines helping residents, and continued to do it as an elected City Councillor by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to find efficiencies and improve outcomes for Edmontonians. I have the know-how and the experience to make sure our city runs on time, so you can too.
I am Kim Krushell, and I am for Keeping Edmonton Moving!