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EDMONTON City of Edmonton workers are entering the municipal election campaign with an appeal to voters to support public services.

CUPE Local 30, which represents employees of the City, has sponsored a bus shelter and radio ad campaign calling for a better Edmonton.

Local 30 President Alex Grimaldi said the union felt the campaign was necessary because recent councils have let public services slide.

While Edmonton has good public service, our snow clearing doesnt cover side streets, we saw our sewer system overflow during the big storms, and our streets need a lot more maintenance and repair, said Grimaldi.

Grimaldi said CUPE wanted a campaign that showcased Edmontons assets while appealing to voters to aim just a little bit higher.

We have great park and outdoor facilities, fantastic festivals and a very high level of public services, said Grimaldi. So instead of electing a city council dedicated to tearing that down, we asked voters to build an even better Edmonton.

The bus shelters will go up later today at locations around the city, and the radio ads will start rotation closer to municipal election day.


Print and radio ads can be downloaded at: cupealberta.ab.ca