After a lengthy discussion Council approved a 2.5 per cent mill-rate increase to balance the 2017 Budget. This is in addition to the 3.99 per cent already approved in February.
Today, the City of Regina released its recommendations to Council to address the impact of the provincial budget funding changes announced two weeks ago on March 22, 2017.
Regina saw a 74 per cent increase in the number of new residential permits issued in March compared to this time last year. Ninety-four permits, corresponding to 145 new housing units, were issued last month, compared to 54 permits and 123 units in March of 2016.
The first non-sporting event in new Mosaic Stadium will be a music concert headlined by Canadian artist Bryan Adams on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Expressing concern about unexpected funding cuts and downloading costs from the provincial government, City Council has directed City Administration to reopen the 2017 budget.
The City of Regina Municipal Heritage awards were presented to recipients of community heritage conservation projects at tonight’s City Council meeting.
Regina’s Mayor is pleased to see the province’s revenue sharing formula remains intact, but Michael Fougere notes there is uncertainty around other changes and downloading measures in the provincial budget that may significantly impact the city.
The City of Regina today officially unveiled the Landfill Gas to Energy Facility, which uses waste gas from the landfill to generate electricity.
Regina has a new Acting Director of Fire and Protective Services – Layne Jackson.
Residential development was strong in February with $12.8 million in building permits issued. Total value of building permits so far in 2017 is $45.2 million.