Hi Green Space Supporters,
OURS-Winnipeg wishes all of you a safe and healthy journey through the COVID-19 pandemic.
We know and understand the stress this pandemic has caused.
One observation that stands out is the significant increase in the number of people visiting parks and natural green spaces.
Green Space matters more than ever and is an important element in providing opportunities to relieve stress during this pandemic.
OURS-Winnipeg announces a Green Space ALERT regarding a new threat to Winnipeg's green spaces.
The Transformative Fund proposal passed in the City of Winnipeg 2020 Budget poses this same threat.
Re-purposing up to 30% of municipal golf courses, as proposed by the Transformative Fund, will be the most serious attack on Winnipeg's green spaces since the 2011 sale proposal by Mayor Sam Katz.
A Transformative Fund was approved in the 2020 Winnipeg City Budget.
$200,000 was approved to hire a consultant and report back to Council in the fall of 2020.
The City’s plan for a Transformative Fund includes repurposing of up to 30% of city golf lands.
The Transformative Fund and Repurposing Golf Lands proposal allows for:
- acquiring funding from the sale of golf lands
- residential development on golf lands
- repurposing up to 30% of all golf lands
- proceeds of the fund to reduce City’s infrastructure deficit
- “reinvestment” of capital assets (golf land) into services and deficit reduction
Further details are provided in the OURS attachment to this email.
PLEASE CONTACT OURS-Winnipeg IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED