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Wasylycia-Leis Vows to Protect Front-Line City Services

September 4, 2014 1:01 PM | News

Judy Wasylycia-Leis

Judy Wasylycia-Leis (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis outlined her plan on Thursday to protect front-line city services from cuts, while improving others.

Speaking at a rainy City Hall, Wasylycia-Leis said one-third of her property tax increase would be dedicated to funding core services such as police, fire, paramedic, garbage collection, and snow removal, with the remaining two thirds being devoted to local and regional roads.

“One of the keys to making Winnipeg a city that works is to ensure we have reliable services for Winnipeg families,” Wasylycia-Leis said. “This means better snow removal, a better response plan to frozen pipes and 311 service that brings answers, not frustration.”

The former NDP MP would also develop a winter emergency response plan so that families can get to work or school safely, can have water service restored more quickly and citizens have easy access to the information they need.

“Frozen budgets mean the City of Winnipeg cannot appropriately respond to issues such as frozen pipes,” she added. “I am committed to ensure we make sound decisions on service delivery so we can meet the needs of our growing city.”