The Civics portfolio focuses on government relations. The Civics Director works closely with the City of Edmonton and other levels of government in an effort to improve our community. The community league provides a voice for community views on issues ranging from planning and development to neighbourhood safety.
The Civics Director is responsible for:
- Coordinating submissions and inquiries to local, provincial and federal governments and other agencies
- Maintaining contact with local politicians and public and separate school boards through meetings with elected officials
- Establishing ad hoc committees to address specific neighbourhood concerns, i.e. The Pedestrian and Traffic Committee
- Monitoring land use, transportation issues, safety issues and other civic concerns
- Reporting to the board on civic matters relating to The Hamptons neighbourhood
Building Height Changes March 2015
The City of Edmonton Planning department is proposing building height changes to new and existing construction to increase densification in the City of Edmonton. The proposed changes will help align the bylaw regulations with new construction technologies and techniques, and provide more consistency in the way the City reviews plans for new buildings. The proposed changes apply to every standard zone and overlay in the city. For more information visit www.edmonton.ca/ZoningTextAmendments.
The Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) developed a worksheet to help community leagues and residents understand the changes.
The Hamptons Community League hopes to have a representative attend the March 4 open house at City Hall. We’ll provide more information if relevant. If you have any questions, email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pedestrian and Traffic Safety September 2014
In response to community concerns about pedestrian and traffic safety in The Hamptons, Jason Murray our Civics Director, has been meeting with various City of Edmonton officials to draw attention to the issues.
Jason has had a number of meetings with representatives from Traffic Operations to discuss speed concerns on Hemingway Road. The City representatives agreed to conduct a traffic signage review and a sightline review in the area and will contact Jason to review the results. They also passed on the concerns to the Edmonton Police Service which has added Hemingway Road as a key area for residential photo enforcement.
In July 2014, Jason met with Councillor Michael Oshry who represents our neighborhood on city council. Jason reports that Councillor Oshry was attentive to the concerns raised and committed to take these issues forward to the appropriate City of Edmonton department on our behalf.
The City has taken action to address speed concerns near elementary schools throughout Edmonton and the change affects our neighborhood. City Council approved a motion to lower the speed limit near schools with elementary grades to 30 kilometres per hour. Because Bessie Nichols and Sister Annata Brockman schools have elementary grades, the speed on Hemingway Road in the vicinity of both schools will be 30 kilometres per hour from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact Jason at email@example.com to share your views.