Saturday, February 18, 2017

City of Edmonton Yesterday at 10:45am · Have a story to share about connecting with others in Edmonton or a suggestion for activities that help build stronger communities? Join in on the conversation today and start a discussion about how to make a healthier and friendlier Edmonton. Visit edmonton.ca/hello today!--------Julie Ali I like that folks are talking about taking action. A simple way to take action is to write to the councillors and get them to do stuff. The whole point of hiring councillors is to get them to do stuff that needs doing. For example why is it that the city of Edmonton has that hole in the ground Katz Arena when we could have put the money into helping the homeless? Why is it we have these tall tall buildings as priority for the city while ordinary citizens have a crummy LRT system? Why didn't the city of Edmonton put their efforts into a more expensive but better LRT system? I guess because rich people are more important then poor or average Joe/Jane citizen using the LRT. Why is it that we have farmland being used up for no good reason? Why do we have no one interested in the problems of the poor? Why is it that city council isn't about the people but about the rich developers? Why? Why? Why? It is because the citizens don't hold them accountable for their behaviour and when we try we get told that we should stop bothering the politicians. I mean why do we have the city folks telling some citizens not to bug them? This is not my idea of democracy. We are the ones paying and we are the ones hiring. In other words, we aren't the ones to be told to beat it. But there you go. When folks are in power they tend to think of ordinary citizens as bothersome flies. It's only when the flies vote are we important. Like · Reply · 1 min--

Have a story to share about connecting with others in Edmonton or a suggestion for activities that help build stronger communities?
Join in on the conversation today and start a discussion about how to make a healthier and friendlier Edmonton. Visit edmonton.ca/hello today!
Hello, How Are You is a campaign that encompasses two council initiatives the Council Initiative on Urban Isolation and Mental Health and the Council Initiative on Seniors.
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Julie Ali While it is nice that the city of Edmonton is doing such conversations it might be more useful for them to be helping the homeless folks downtown. These folks are without any sort of help that I can detect.
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Sheila Kraus OH THE JUST HAVE VERN STUDYING THE INNER CITY IDDUES FOR 17 yrs!,,, but an org I know gave mayor some ideas,,,, TOILET STATIONS IN inner city and water stations too as it's very hot in summer for the folks,, so,,, think u may Maybe possibly will see. Some action SOON! SHAME ON EDM FOR BEING SO BLIND BUT THE Councillors get great bucks,,,,😬
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Julie Ali I like that folks are talking about taking action. A simple way to take action is to write to the councillors and get them to do stuff. The whole point of hiring councillors is to get them to do stuff that needs doing. For example why is it that the city of Edmonton has that hole in the ground Katz Arena when we could have put the money into helping the homeless? Why is it we have these tall tall buildings as priority for the city while ordinary citizens have a crummy LRT system? Why didn't the city of Edmonton put their efforts into a more expensive but better LRT system? I guess because rich people are more important then poor or average Joe/Jane citizen using the LRT. Why is it that we have farmland being used up for no good reason? Why do we have no one interested in the problems of the poor? Why is it that city council isn't about the people but about the rich developers? Why? Why? Why? It is because the citizens don't hold them accountable for their behaviour and when we try we get told that we should stop bothering the politicians. I mean why do we have the city folks telling some citizens not to bug them? This is not my idea of democracy. We are the ones paying and we are the ones hiring. In other words, we aren't the ones to be told to beat it. But there you go. When folks are in power they tend to think of ordinary citizens as bothersome flies. It's only when the flies vote are we important.
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Ania Sleczkowska It is a good start to ask question, but if we do not have follow up action, it is just a words and those in need feel more helpless. Lets each of us , each day, ask this question to neighbour, staying home all winter because of fragile health, perhaps shared meal with person in need or just give what you are able to person asking for your support. Empathy without action, just makes us feel better about ourselves so lets be compassionate and altruistic…it is time!
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Julie Ali I agree with you. Real action needs to be taken. It's hard to go beyond words to action but if we don't do this business, it is all baloney.
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Sheila Kraus REALLY?....JUST EMPTY WORDS!! IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW JOW I AM! PERHAPS THEY THEY CAN SEND ME A FB MESSAGE OR CALL! I DO THIS TO OTHERS! COMMUNICATION IS HOW ITS DONE. I TALK TO ALOT OF STRANGERS AND YES THE HOMELESS AS WELL!
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