Are you concerned about the way Regina is being governed?
Open Public Meeting about City Issues
United Way, 1440 Scarth Street (at 8th Ave.)
Monday, March 26th, 7:00 p.m.
* No Affordable Housing - There is a housing crisis in Regina: no social housing, no apartments, no affordable houses to buy, and far too many overpriced condos and expanding suburbs.
* Domed Stadium - The top dogs in the City and many current Councilors have put a first priority on building a domed football stadium, which is certain to cost taxpayers a bundle in the short and long run.
* Removal of neighbourhood Community Schools - The School Board and the City government do not recognize the importance of having schools in our local neighbourhoods, and that includes community schools.
*Exclusion of Aboriginal people. We have a large and growing Aboriginal community in our city which is excluded from just about everything.
* Privatization - More services are being contracted out or privatized costing the taxpayer more and with no increase in value.
* Seniors - Seniors on fixed incomes face high assessments on their small, older homes and rapidly increasing property taxes.
* Library Changes - Major changes are being proposed for our main library and the public has been kept completely in the dark on this issue.
* Taxation – The proportion of city taxes paid by home owners has drifted up to 60%.
* Heritage Protection - The City administration does not understand the importance of heritage for all people and communities.
* Voter engagement – Voter turnout in Regina civic elections is down to 25%. Now the city government has actually reduced the number of polling stations from 52 to 30.
* Open Government - Citizens and groups make presentations to the City Council and School Boards but no one is listening. Debate and public discussion has dropped. The Mayor and members of Council often skip meetings.
These are some concerns we have. There are sure to be more. You may have some. You are invited to an open public meeting for citizens to discuss what political actions can be taken to re-establish democracy and social justice in our city. We have a municipal and school board election in October 2012.
- Ad hoc Committee for Municipal Reform
John W. Warnock is a member of this initiating group. We are doing this on our own. We represent no groups.