WINNIPEG, MB - January 6, 1998 -Today, Mayor Susan A. Thompson released the first of two new
reports designed to keep Winnipeggers fully informed about the City of Winnipegs priorities and actions. "We learned many lessons in dealing with the FLOOD OF THE CENTURY" said the Mayor. "Perhaps the most important lesson was that Citizens
Come First; especially when it means having access to the most current information about whats happening at City Hall. I cant tell you the number of citizens who phoned City Hall during and after the flood reminding us that they wanted to be informed -
not only in times of crisis but also on a regular basis."
"These reports are not announcements of new programs or new spending. Rather, they are an effort to INFORM citizens about the programs and services that are underway in our community to address these priority issues" noted Mayor Thompson.
SIX INFORMATIONAL REPORTS
Starting today, and continuing over the coming months, City Hall will release SIX
INFORMATIONAL REPORTS to provide citizens with current information.
Reports scheduled for release include:
Acting Now to Build Success and Opportunity for Winnipeggers
Building a Safer City for Everyone
Strengthening the City's Infrastructure
Supporting a Thriving Aboriginal Community
Ensuring Responsive, Affordable Government, and
Generating Economic Opportunities and Jobs
FIRST TWO REPORTS RELEASED
Today Mayor Thompson released the first two of six reports. The first report titled "Acting Now to Build Success and Opportunity for Winnipeggers" provided an overview and identified five major citizen priorities that will each be the focus of a specific report.
Also released today was a report titled "Building a Safer City for Everyone".
"This report reaffirms that safety continues to be a major concern for the City of Winnipeg", noted Mayor Thompson. "Working together with the community we are making our city safer, not only through community policing, but also through broad-based community and social services that address the root causes of crime. Using innovative, targeted efforts to deal with people who commit crime, preventative measures to reduce opportunities for criminal activity, and supportive programs to assist victims and vulnerable people in the community we can be successful" she said. "Winnipeggers clearly want a safer city for everyone and together we are committed to achieving this goal."
Mayor Thompson committed to releasing four addition reports. "In the coming months four additional reports will be released that provide information about how Winnipeggers are dealing with each of the four other priority issues. We hope the media will work with us in telling citizens about our priorities and actions. These reports will be available in all public libraries, on the Citys Internet site, or are available at City Hall" said the Mayor.