It’s no secret that our streets and back lanes here in the Daniel McIntyre ward are in bad shape. In fact, we have some of the worst streets and back lanes in the city. As a lifelong Daniel McIntyre Ward resident, I’ve seen the deterioration over time and I know how frustrating it is to be driving to avoid potholes that look like small craters. Some of our back lanes are in such bad condition they are barely drivable. It’s no longer enough to simply fill in the potholes. Due to the age and condition of our roads, we need complete reconstruction and communities like ours require greater investment. We also need a comprehensive plan to deal with the potholes when we have to wait our turn for a reconstruction of our street or back lanes. Unfortunately, this year’s budget only has money put aside to fix two of our streets and five back lanes. This is in part why I chose to vote against the budget and put forward a motion to increase the amount of money we are spending on local street renewal. I recently began a street audit to examine the state of every street and back lane in the ward to get a better sense of where work and investments are most needed. The city has begun to fill potholes in our community based on reports received from 311 and my street audit. Please report any potholes in need of repair to 311 so they can be tracked, documented and followed up on. I receive notice of all of these calls and am monitoring the number of reports received from Daniel McIntyre residents. Thank you for taking the time to call, email or tweet 311.Read more by Cindy Gilroy - Daniel McIntyre City Councillor Ward Report.
May 5 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Neeginan Centre, 181 Higgins Avenue, May 11 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street, June 8 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. If you have an interest in community safety issues and the role our police service plays in the Daniel McIntyre Ward and other neighbourhoods here in Winnipeg, I would encourage you to attend one of these meetings and join the conversation.The Winnipeg Police Board will be holding three public consultations to help inform the police service's priorities. The Board has a legislated mandate to ensure police services in Winnipeg are delivered in a manner consistent with community needs, values and expectations. The annual consultation process allows us to connect with citizens to understand what they need and expect from police. Three meetings are planned for this year: Millennium Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street,
Now that the snow is melted, it's time to clean up our streets! It was great to help out at the Annual West End Community Clean Up this past Saturday. The Central Park Neighbourhood Clean Up will be happening Saturday May 14th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meet at CNDC, 370 Notre Dame Street. Equipment and lunch will be provided!