New Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg
New opportunities to get involved coming in 2018. Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Ongoing Opportunities for Engagement with the City of Winnipeg
Help shape the off-leash dog areas master plan
Go online and fill out a survey and add to an online mapping tool to provide your feedback for the master plan to address and respond to growing interest and demand for off-leash dog areas in Winnipeg. Thank you to those who visited pop-up events to share their feedback in person. There is still one pop-up to share your feedback in this first phase of public engagement. All park users are encouraged to contribute.
Participate in the review of OurWinnipeg, the City's 25-year plan for the future
The City is inviting Winnipeggers to participate in the review and update of OurWinnipeg, the city’s 25-year development plan. Winnipeggers are encouraged to get involved and speak up about what matters to them about the city in order to make Winnipeg an even better place to live, work and play.
Drop by a pop-up event to learn more and discuss the OurWinnipeg review with the team: Date: Friday, December 8, 2017 Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Meet me at the Bell Tower, Selkirk Avenue at Powers Street
Thank you to those who attended community workshops to further discuss progress on the Eastern Corridor Study project, review potential alignment options, and present recommended evaluation criteria.
Visit the website to provide feedback through our online tools:winnipeg.ca/easterncorridor. The online tools will be available until December 15, 2017
Last day to provide online feedback on the Pembina Highway Speed Limit Review
Thank you to those who attended the information session on November 29, 2017 to let us know what you think about raising the speed limit on Pembina Highway south of the La Salle River Bridge. Your input, along with the speed limit review, will be considered in a recommendation to Standing Policy Committee on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.
Canoe Club Golf Course Reimagining phase two survey available for one more day
Thank you to those who attended a public information session to see how we took what we heard to develop some ideas to enhance current facilities, share the space, and incorporate additional activities.
The City installed adjustable bike lane curbs in two locations to test installation methods, monitor maintenance, and assess the comfort level of users.
For more information, to fill out a survey or to view a map of the changes online, please visit winnipeg.ca/walkbikeprojects and select an adjustable bike lane curbs project. The survey will be open for the duration of the pilot project.
Vehicle for Hire Draft By-law and Stakeholder Engagement Report
We heard from over 280 stakeholders through the stakeholder engagement process. Thank you to those who attended focus group sessions and stakeholder meetings, provided written submissions, and to those who participated in the working group session.
The stakeholder engagement report provides a full account of what we heard. There is also a summary report available. Feedback from stakeholders was invaluable to shaping the Vehicle for Hire By-law, and although not all feedback was incorporated into the By-law, the input provided was carefully considered and stakeholder perspectives were highly appreciated. It is envisioned that future changes to the By-law will be necessary and further stakeholder engagement will continue as we move forward.
Thank you to everyone who participated in a workshop on October 19, 2017. Fourteen individuals participated in a public workshop. The online survey was available until October 23, 2017 and received 27 responses.
FIRST POSTED: SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 06:20 PM CDT | UPDATED: SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 06:30 PM CDT
Ron Mazur of Outdoor Urban Recreation Spaces is pictured at Crescent Drive Golf Course on Sun., July 27, 2014. Mazur is working to protect city-owned golf courses from those who would sell them off to help pay for infrastructure improvements. Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency
The local committee that started a drive to save some of Winnipeg's golf courses three years ago plans to take swings at any mayoral candidate who wants to sell them if elected this fall.
Ron Mazur, co-chair of Outdoor Urban Recreation Spaces (OURS) Winnipeg, responded to the announcement by candidate Gord Steves that he would peddle four public golf courses to developers and use the estimated $100,000 revenue to fix our roads.
"It's a hare-brained idea," Mazur said Sunday. "It's like selling your furniture to buy gas for your car."
Steeves would reportedly sell the Kildonan Park, Windsor Park, John Blumberg and Crescent Drive courses.
OURS-Winnipeg started a petition to protest the idea of either selling or leasing city-owned courses when Mayor Sam Katz first proposed doing so three years ago, and about 8,500 people signed it.
"I'm not sure if we're going to start another petition, but we want those 8,500 to get involved in the active campaigns and tell the candidates that we want to keep the public golf courses (as) public golf courses," Mazur said. "These courses are under pressure but we want to keep those greenspaces.
"These are the jewels of the city and if we lose them to residential developers, that greenspace would be lost forever. Windsor Park has an elaborate cross-country skiing setup in the winter time. Other courses are also used for skiing and snowshoeing and dog parks during the winter."
Mazur and his co-chairs, Wilma Sotas and Pam Lucenkiw, plan to interview each mayoral candidate and will publicize the respective opinions on the Steeves proposal. They will support those who want to keep the public courses.
"There's a real value in publicly-accessible golf courses for ordinary Winnipeggers, and those who cannot afford to play on private golf courses," said Mazur, who does not golf himself. "What Steeves is proposing will affect the public negatively."
Besides, the golf courses can at least break even, Mazur said.
"If they are properly managed, they can break even and even make money," said Mazur, adding that their finances are being adjusted to be similar to city-run swimming pools.
"This city has been badly managed," said Mazur, who works as a consultant. "There are other ways to raise revenues ... We're not against development but there are vast areas of public surface parking lots downtown that can and should be developed.
"Selling golf courses is just a quick, easy solution ... Winnipeg does not need a Katz clone as mayor."