This fonds contains material created and collected by City Aldermen and Councillors and their staff relating to the business of the City.
The fonds has been divided into the following series:
Series 1: Paul Norris Series 2: Lillian Staroszik Series 3: Councillors' Collection Series 4: Reports via Edmonton Public Library Series 5: William Douglas McLean Series 6: Ken Newman Series 7: Edmund Hugh Leger Series 8: Allan Bolstad Series 9: Dave Thiele
This series contains records created by or collected by the Office of the Aldermen and the Office of the Councilors which were not generated by a particular member of council. The records are believed to have been created by staff in the office, or collected as reference material to assist Aldermen and Councilors in fulfilling their duties.
The material includes agreements, reports, bylaws, correspondence, and submissions from the community concerning the general transportation plan.
This series consists of the papers of Alderman Ed Leger, who served on the Edmonton City Council from 1958 to 1986. The majority of the material originates from after the 1977 municipal election. The records consist of material sent to Leger in his role as alderman, as well as in his roles in various committees and boards in which he participated as a representative of the City Council.
This series contains records created by Paul Norris while serving as an Alderman in the City of Edmonton. The majority of the records are alphabetical subject files of correspondence and council inquiries. There are also several boxes of correspondence with his constituents arranged chronologically. Some issues included in the constituents' correspondence also appear in the subject files.
This series consists of records created and compiled by Dave Thiele during his time as a Councillor for the City of Edmonton. The records include correspondence, research files, presentations, proposals, and audio cassettes. The cassettes consist of the discussions surrounding the Transportation Master Plan - Bylaw 11778 that took place from 1998 to 1999.
This series consists of records related to the proposed privatization of ED Tel in 1994. The records include correspondence, a memorandum, presentations, proposals, and notes relating to different options. The material was used by Allan Bolstad in his capacity as a City Councillor.
The Edmonton Telephones Corporation (ED Tel) was created in 1990 as a result of the provincial Telecommunications Act, which allowed municipalities to provide telecommunications services and products through a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation, but not through a City department. In early 1994 the outgoing ED Tel President publicly raised the idea of selling the utility. Ultimately the Edmonton Telephones Corporation was sold to Telus on March 10, 1995 for $470,221,872.