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Public invited to open house and hearing on proposed ward boundaries

March 7, 2019

Populations of Wards 2 and 4 currently exceed the average of all Regina wards by more than 10 per cent. Due to this population variance, the Municipal Wards Commission is conducting a ward boundary review of the city’s wards and has developed a proposal to update its current ward boundaries. Most boundaries will be affected.
 
This review process provides citizens with an opportunity to view the changes in ward boundaries and provides the Commission with input. There are several ways Regina citizens can see proposed changes to wards, get answers to questions and provide feedback to the Commission:
• View proposed maps in person: March 11-15 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in City Hall foyer
• View proposed maps at Regina.ca/wardreview and email comments to wardboundary@regina.ca  
• Attend an open house: Tuesday, March 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in City Hall cafeteria
• Attend a public hearing: Wednesday, March 20 at 9 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. in Henry Baker Hall, main floor of City Hall
 
It is the responsibility of the Municipal Wards Commission to ensure the population is distributed evenly amongst each of Regina’s 10 city wards. This is done so that every resident’s vote has the same value as that of the next person and that each resident has equitable representation from ward councillors.
 
In accordance with Section 60 of The Cities Act, the City of Regina is required to review its ward boundaries after every three elections or when populations amongst wards vary by more or less than 10 per cent. After the March 20 public hearing, the Commission will determine final ward boundaries and submit the decision to City Council in June 2019. The revised boundaries will come into effect for the 2020 municipal election.
 
For more information go to Regina.ca/wardreview or contact the Office of the City Clerk at wardboundary@regina.ca or 306-777-7262.