The City of Winnipeg is once again answering to allegations of financial mismanagement. This time, within Public Works Department, as first reported in the Winnipeg Free Press.
A couple of my colleagues quickly reacted to the media reports suggesting a call for meetings to hear from the Public Service. A significant change in their position over the last two terms. Unfortunately, their calls to action will fall short of resolving the issues at the City of Winnipeg. We need a more structured and more extensive scope approach.
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As mentioned in my video an Audit Report was completed. So, what was the result of the report? Yeap, you're right, nothing once again.
Here is the full report.
If I were in charge, I would call on an independent third-party review with public results without the many edits in today's government. I would also implement zero-based budget reviews in every department over the next four years, which I have tried on multiple occasions at council with no support from the Finance Chair or any member of the Executive Policy Committee.
We need leadership and a council that is not afraid to challenge the status quo and hold people accountable at City Hall.