There are no police stations in Ward 5. There are no emergency services housed outside the Henday in Ward 5.
We need to ensure an equitable placement of amenities so that no communities have to worry about emergency services reaching them in quick time.
Proper communication must flow from the City to all residents. All residents need to be heard by the City when decisions are being made in their neighbourhoods.
The Council Initiative on Public Engagement has been completed but has not yet been implemented.
Infill and subdivision cannot be done with a one-size-fits-all approach. Each neighbourhood must be treated individually with the engagement of citizens.
To densify, we must incorporate the regeneration of neighbourhoods while ensuring current residents continue to enjoy their homes.
Ward 5 is home to growing families.
The Lewis Estates recreation centre will be a great addition to residents in Edmonton’s Westend, but it won’t have the capacity to keep up with the population growth. Terwilliegar recreation centre is beyond capacity and is less than 10 years old. Community leagues have filled the void by providing family-friendly activities and creating recreation sites within neighbourhoods.
Transit - Connecting Ward 5
With the planned LRT expansions, many residents in Ward 5, especially in the southern part of the ward, will still be far away from this new line. Ward 5 must have increased accessible transportation choices for all residents.
A hard stance must be taken against speeding in school and park zones. Enforcement must be stepped up to ensure the safety of children and adults. When neighbourhood renewal happens, the city must evaluate how they can better engineer the streets to better control speed in residential neighbourhoods.