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January 27, 2016

Feedback on Budget Priorities and Preferences Released

Released: 1:34 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The final report on the 2016 Budget Consultations, compiling the feedback and preferences of those participating in this year’s budget consultation process, is now available on the City of Winnipeg’s website.

This year’s consultation process focused on understanding Winnipeggers priorities and preferences as they relate to City of Winnipeg spending. This process was designed to be a first step in a new way of working together with the public, and also gathered input and feedback on how to build and enhance future budget consultation processes.

This year’s consultation commenced on Monday, November 30, 2015 and ended Friday, December 18, 2015, with multiple opportunities to participate including online at www.letstalkwpg.ca. Through various online tools, the public was able to examine areas where the City of Winnipeg currently spends taxpayer dollars, and then provide feedback on their priorities and preferences. Additionally, electronic kiosks were available in public facilities to allow those without access to a computer to participate, and Let’s Talk team members visited locations around Winnipeg to solicit feedback in person.

The consultation process engaged a total of 2,500 participants, recorded 3,700 visits to the Let’s Talk website, and over 670 budget ideas were submitted.

The final report can be accessed here: http://winnipeg.ca/interhom/pdfs/whatweheard.pdf

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Salting operations continue on Winnipeg streets, truck plowing to commence this evening

Motorists are urged to stay back and stay safe from heavy equipment working

Released: 2:25 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – City of Winnipeg salting and sanding trucks are continuing to work today to improve traction on roadways throughout the city. Last night, crews began anti-icing activities on bridges and underpasses in anticipation of this morning’s snowfall. The overnight salting operation included all regional streets, and the priority 2 network, which includes non-regional bus routes and collector streets.

In addition to the salting operations, starting at 7:00 p.m. today the City will also be truck plowing regional streets. This operation will continue onto bus routes and collector streets later this evening and into tomorrow morning.

Crews are also clearing sidewalks on regional streets, and sidewalks on bus routes and collector streets.

Stay back, stay safe

Motorists are reminded to drive to road conditions and to use extreme caution when driving near any snow clearing equipment or sanding trucks.

Parking ban

Only the regular Snow Route Parking Ban is in effect at this time, meaning parking is prohibited between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on streets displaying “Snow Route” signs.

The City offers free email and Twitter notifications which advise subscribers when a parking ban goes into effect. To sign up for notifications, or for more information about all winter parking bans visit knowyourzone.winnipeg.ca or contact 311.

Salting, sanding and snow clearing operations are undertaken in accordance with the City Council-approved Snow Clearing and Ice Control Policy.

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