10/26/2013 07:30 EDT | Updated 12/26/2013 05:12 EST

Alison Redford And Nenshi, Iveson, Talk Charters And Transit During Meeting


EDMONTON - The mayors of Calgary and Edmonton talked about moving forward together during a weekend breakfast meeting with Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

Naheed Nenshi, who was re-elected in Calgary last Monday, says it had been months since he met with the premier and Edmonton's mayor at the same time.

Nenshi says there was a feeling during Saturday's meeting in Edmonton that there should be more conversations at that level, rather than delegating the job to different ministries.

Edmonton Mayor-Elect Don Iveson says the conversation focused on the role big cities play in the growing province.

Iveson says they spoke about a timeline for keeping up work on new city charters, which would give cities more taxing and spending authority.

He says they also discussed the importance of completing rapid transit networks in both cities in a timely fashion.

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