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

Q&A with the Heritage Community Association

What will you do to ensure Heritage continues to be an inclusive, diverse community as housing costs rise? Continue reading

Andrew talks infrastructure with the Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association

In terms of priorities, where would you rank the importance of continued infrastructure investment? Continue reading

A response to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

Throughout the election, a handful of advocacy groups and community associations ask for candidates' position on local issues. Here's my response to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). For many of the questions the CFIB required us to either "oppose" or "support" complex issues. I refused to provide a simple explanation. Continue reading

It's time for the City of Regina to become a living wage employer

The Saskatchewan Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has announced the latest Living Wage calculations for the city of Regina. Continue reading

Ward 3 Candidate Andrew Stevens responds to the financial challenges facing Regina’s non-profit daycares

Childcare centres in Regina are feeling the pinch from city taxes. Continue reading