Bowman gives new marching orders to inner circle

By | June 18, 2020

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman has given new marching orders to his inner circle.

Last week Bowman made changes to his Executive Policy Committee, the same week Councillor Kevin Klein resigned as police board chair.

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The new mandate letters direct the incoming police board chair to work with the board and the police service to write a letter to Manitoba’s Justice Minister Cliff Cullen to consider changes to the Police Services Act.

“That will provide for increased board effectiveness including improved civilian governance and police accountability,” the mandate letter reads.

Bowman wants the chair of water and waste to look at changing garbage rates to ‘promote’ recycling while reducing the amount of waste ending up in the landfill.

The mandate letter to the chair of property and development calls for a review of the controversial impact fee charged on new homes in new suburbs.

“Undertake a review of the Impact Fee and the new growth-related infrastructure to be supported by this fee, in collaboration with the Impact Fee Working Group,” the mandate letter reads.

Finance Chair Scott Gillingham is directed to come up with a ‘multi-year funding formula’ for the Winnipeg Police Service to provide planning ‘certainty’ for the city and a ‘sustainable’ funding level for the WPS.

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