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04-12-2013, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Tedi View Post
Nothing wrong with the city growing but it would be nice to see the downtown core get its due. The mayor is obviously pushing for it, it's a shame the province is not on board with the city's plan. As far as annexing goes, I believe the problem is that surrounding communities use lower taxes to lure business away from Edmonton while using it's services. Time to build a moat and toll bridge I guess.
They need to promote density, not create a ton more low density suburbs in outlying areas that require tons more roads/services/transportation built up to support them.

The communities around Edmonton are a problem, but Edmonton is it's own worst enemy when it comes to the urban sprawl.

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