It’s challenging to summarize the top 6 topics for a newsletter, as there are so many activities occurring at City Hall and in the South Winnipeg-St Norbert Ward. I post frequent updates on JaniceLukes.ca, and encourage you to review Ward Priorities to learn more about key initiatives underway.
I’d like to extend huge thanks to Bev, my Operations Manager, who provides spectacular support to residents in the South Winnipeg–St. Norbert Ward – and to me! Bev is the front line for many of the day-to-day ward activities and does a great job! Thank you, Bev!
The big focus going forward is preparing a balanced budget for 2017. In an older city like Winnipeg, there are many infrastructure needs, and just as many wants. Council will be making difficult decisions as we look to balance the budget by continuing to reduce expenditures, streamline operations, look to new ways of increasing revenue, and enable better planning for future growth. No easy task for sure!
I appreciate your comments and feedback and look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. I plan to host another series of “Coffee and Conversation with the Councillor” at the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market this summer, and will announce dates in my July newsletter!