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Update on 1915 Retallack motion

Here's an update on the 1915 Retallack Street park development motion. Continue reading

Rezoning for Carmichael Outreach

On December 7 the City of Regina hosted an open forum for residents to learn about the rezoning of a building on 12th Avenue and St. John Street. If the rezoning is approved by City Council, this building could be the home of Carmichael Outreach, which is currently located just a few blocks away. That organization's need for a new building is undeniable. But is this intersection appropriate? Continue reading

Ward 3 Community Council (December 15, 2016 @ 6:30PM)

Come out for my first Community Council meeting in Ward 3. Everyone is welcome. Continue reading

The case for ending homelessness: YWCA Regina

How many people are homeless in Regina? Is homelessness a serious issue in Regina? Continue reading

Overview of Regina Police Service Budget Increases

In my call for feedback on the Citizen Budget tool, several residents urged Council to cut the Regina Police Service budget. Ultimately the RPS budget is approved by the Regina Board of Police Commissioners, which includes the Mayor and Council members. Between 2006 and 2016, the RPS received average annual budget increases of 5.4%, or about $3.2 million. Meanwhile, the City’s overall budget increased by an average of 6.4% over the same period. Continue reading

Is the City of Regina “overspending” on employees? The data says no.

Lobby groups like the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) are quick to chastise public sector employers for “overspending” on salaries and employment benefits. This chorus typically becomes louder around budget time. But is there evidence to suggest that public employers, like the City of Regina, are overstaffed and overpaid? Historical trends say no.   Continue reading

2016 Municipal Assessment and Levy Tax Bill: A Breakdown by Mill Class

Check out this breakdown of municipal taxes broken down by mill class. Continue reading

Notice of motion: 1915 Retallack Street – former Victoria Campus School Site

Please be advised that I will submit the following MOTION at the November 28, 2016 meeting of City Council. Re:  1915 Retallack Street – former Victoria Campus School Site Continue reading

Community engagement

It looks like two months of hard work paid off. Continue reading