Leduc County and City of Edmonton continue annexation negotiations

May 25, 2015 – Council representatives from both Leduc County and the City of Edmonton met Friday, May 22 to further annexation negotiations.

Leduc County’s Intermunicipal Liaison Committee and the City of Edmonton’s Annexation Negotiation Committee respectfully continue discussions, with both groups seeking clarification to develop a common understanding of the information.

City of Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson offered the following statement to clarify recent media coverage regarding Edmonton Police Services resource requirements, as detailed in the Edmonton Police Commission’s 2016-18 business plan:

“The Edmonton Police Commission’s 2016-2018 business plan identified the potential need for additional EPS officers in place of RCMP currently serving the proposed annexation area. The ultimate timing and resource requirements are yet to be determined by City Council.”

Annexation is a provincially regulated process and negotiation is part of the mandated process. The next negotiation session is scheduled for July 10, 2015.

Leduc County’s Intermunicipal Liaison Committee consists of Mayor John Whaley and councillors Clay Stumph, John Schonewille and Tanni Doblanko.

The City of Edmonton’s Annexation Negotiation Committee consists of Mayor Don Iveson and councillors Bryan Anderson, Ed Gibbons and Michael Walters.

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