Judy Wasylycia-Leis today unveiled her four commitments to make Winnipeg A City That Works at the official opening of her campaign office. Her pledge focuses on the issues that matter most to families in our community.
"Winnipeggers are innovative, generous and hard-working people who deserve a mayor that is able to harness that spirit and work to build A City That Works for all of us," said Wasylycia-Leis. "I pledge to restore trust at City Hall, rebuild our infrastructure, protect city services and create opportunities. This back-to-basics plan will get us all on track for a prosperous and bright future for the city we call home."
Judy will make Winnipeg A City That Works by:
Fixing City Hall: Judy will restore trust at City Hall through the creation of Accountability Winnipeg, an independent watchdog that will put an end to back-room deals and expensive cost overruns that put the interests of a few ahead of you and your family.
Rebuilding Our Infrastructure: Judy will fix Winnipeg’s crumbling roads, sidewalks, back lanes, water, sewer, wastewater systems and improve bike paths by making smart investments now that will take a bite out of the infrastructure deficit, saving Winnipeggers money in the future while keeping property taxes affordable.
Protecting City Services: Judy will protect front-line services such as police, fire, paramedic, garbage collection, snow removal, transit and rapid transit from cuts while improving those that don’t live up to the standards you and your family deserve.
Creating Opportunities: Judy will work to build a more innovative, prosperous, just, sustainable and vibrant city where diversity is celebrated, where everyone has a voice and which keeps our young people here.
"We need to stand up to those who benefit from the status quo, who will divide this city rather than unite it, and engage in personal attacks rather than offering a positive alternative," said Wasylycia-Leis. "Working together, I know we can succeed and begin the task of making Winnipeg A City That Works."