Speaking Municipally

Council chambers are full of people exercising their democratic right and speaking to council; Troy breaks down why that's stupid and why they shouldn't. And meanwhile we're back to the old refrain: city administration does not seem to be following council's strategic direction in day-to-day operation of the city.

Show Notes

Here are the relevant links for this episode:

Calgary 2026
Metro Line LRT
Public Hearing & Speaking at Council
All is Bright
Community Rec Facilities
Scramble Intersections
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What is Speaking Municipally?

Taproot Edmonton presents a weekly discussion on key stories in municipal politics. We pay attention to City Council so you don't have to! Join us as we delve into conversations about the context surrounding decisions made at City Hall.