Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Council For Families

R. Joey Koopmans, B. Admin., Ward XII YEG City Councilor Byelection Candidate, City Hall Main Floor Courtesy Wifi, Edmonton, Alberta

February VIIth, MMXVI

Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder

Dear Dave:

As I sit here withing the bounds of this stunning architectural structure built by the great Mr. Gene Dub & Dub Architects waiting for Superbowl L (50) in gorgeous & sunny Santa Clara, California, I was wondering about having a "level playing field" for the residents of Ward XII & Edmontonians in general.

I. It seems to me that as City Hall is open on Saturdays & Sundays anyway, I wouldn't at all be adverse to having public Council meetings say once a month on alternating Saturdays or Sundays, with the proviso that the councilors & staff would get the Monday following off in lieu of having to come in on a weekend.

II. Providing the "field of political action", especially on Sundays would allow families & friends to come down & enjoy watching their civic government at work in person.

III. The added bonus is downtown businesses would benefit from these Sunday Council meetings since parking is free downtown so residents can generate tax revenue for City coffers by coming downtown to see the Council meeting, as well as perhaps eat & shop.

Even More Money For Essential Services Such As The Edmonton Police,

R. Joey

Source: "The Campaign II Elect R. Joey Koopmans Ward XII YEG City Councilor."

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