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Bowman Outlines His First 100 Days in Office

October 15, 2014 12:09 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Brian Bowman

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman (FLASHBOUND PHOTOGRAPHY)

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman outlined on Wednesday what his first 100 days in office would look like.

His first orders of business would be to evaluate CAO candidates and meet with outgoing Mayor Sam Katz on transition issues.

“Winnipeggers need a mayor who can hit the ground running after election day,” said Bowman. “This 100 day plan clearly outlines my priorities for our city and it’s something that I want the citizens of our city to hold me to. It’s our plan to create an effective council, tackle our crumbling streets and roads, and to bring real accountability back to city hall.”

From October to November, Bowman would review senior administration staff positions, post his meeting schedule online, meet with construction industry officials to discuss infrastructure and implementation of tendering changes, as well as meet with the premier, Minister Chief, and senior federal minister regarding Winnipeg’s FairShare and BuildWINNIPEG partnership.

December and January would be spent meeting with post-secondary stakeholders about establishing a research chair for infrastructure research, and meeting with Tourism Winnipeg to look at making it an independent body. Bowman would also hold regular council meetings to introduce several new motions, start visiting other jurisdictions to promote Winnipeg and hire a new CAO.

A town hall meeting would be held to report on Bowman’s 100 day progress.