Edmontonians have been painted a bleak picture of our future throughout this campaign and our economic situation is serious but there are solutions. A focus on job creation, attracting investment, and lowering property taxes is key to our economic recovery.
There’s no question over the past 18 months that the people of Edmonton have been tested like never before. Through it all, even in our darkest moments, we’ve seen the best of what our city has to offer - strength, determination, kindness, generosity. This is the spirit, the pride in our city that will guide us as we work to build a city that works for all Edmontonians.
By focusing on our mandate, my plan for our recovery will keep property taxes low and allow us to find new sources of revenue so Edmontonians no longer shoulder the burden of economic recovery.
As Mayor, I commit to advocating for the following economic policies to support and speed Edmonton’s post-pandemic recovery.
Watson’s 10 Point Economic Recovery Plan
With a focus on the economy and on doing what the city does best and is within its mandate, Edmonton’s economy can not only recover but thrive. This leaves citizens with more money in their pockets to support local businesses and businesses with the opportunity to succeed and grow.