Recreation needs assessment
On July 6, 2022, Council approved a report that included a feasibility studies related to aquatics and baseball. This is the framework for what we're discussing at the Catalyst Committee. The document deserves a close read.Read more
RPS Initiatives 2022
The Strategic Plan 2019-2022 was introduced as a guiding document for the Regina Police Service (RPS) in February 2019. Here's an update on this progress.
State of our infrastructure report (2022)
The City of Regina's State of Infrastructure Report (October, 2022) is one of the most important documents to be presented to Council by administration. The Report will be used in the preparation of a Corporate Asset management Plan. The development of a Corporate Asset management Plan will define the activities, approaches, measures and targets to achieve service levels that are acceptable and affordable.
Reimagining the Regina Public Library
The Regina Public Library Board voted in favour of demolishing the existing downtown branch and rebuilding a new facility in the same location. Members of the public want access to all of the information that went into that decision, along with increased transparency and engagement. Here's what we have so far.Read more
Intensification: Let's make it happen already!
Regina has failed to meet intensification targets it set for itself over a decade ago. The period of economic and population growth between 2001 and 2014 was a lost opportunity for our community, and we have fallen behind our closest comparison to the north (Saskatoon). It's long overdue for Council and the City leadership to do something about it. Here's what we know.Read more
Alternative Energy Study (2010): A Lost Opportunity
In 2010, when the City of Regina was still mapping out the cost of a new waste water treatment facility (WWTF), staff received a report that they had commissioned titled Alternative Energy Study: Regina Wastewater Treatment Plan. Here is the summary of the AECOM report's findings.Read more
North Central Community Plan
I’ve been asked how I would help advance the North Central Community Plan and ensure that people in that community have a voice. For starters, I have a strong track record of working closely with community associations and often use existing neighbourhood plans to guide my decisions at Council. I’ve also started working with the Downtown and Centre Square neighbourhoods to set up new community associations so that residents have a stronger voice in Regina. My track record on this is clear. But what else will I do?Read more
Commitments to Reconciliation
City Council unanimously supported a motion to advance the recommendations and Calls to Action embedded within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report. From there, an extensive public engagement strategy was launched and Reconciliation Regina was formed. But talk is cheap and it’s time for action.Read more
Based on community feedback, including comments I received from residents I spoke with while canvassing in North Central, I co-sponsored this addictions motion with Councillors Bresciani, Mancinelli, and Hawkins. Yes, public health is a provincial responsibility, but our city and our residents are being shouldered with the financial and human costs of addictions and overdoses. The City has an important leadership role to play in building solutions.Read more