Be The RPC

Do you ever rage about how out of touch city hall is? Fume over how far up their asses the guys downtown have their heads? Well, now you too can be one of those heads-up-your-ass-out-of-touch-downtown types because city hall is once again looking for people to sit on city committees and advisory boards.

And this time around, there are some pretty juicy posts up for grabs:

Arts Advisory Committee: 5 positions open
Board of Directors, Regina Downtown: 7 positions
Community Services Advisory Committee: 5 positions
Development Appeals Board: 1 position
Environment Advisory Committee: 5 positions
Regina Planning Commission: 4 positions
Regina Public Library Board: 4 positions

Did you catch that? Four spots open on Regina Planning Commission! Seriously, do you have any idea how much of the stuff we complain about here on the dog blog comes straight out of the RPC?* They could be your posse! Heck, with four spots open, dog blog readers could take that committee over. (And if you do, could you look into converting Grasslands into a really big honking skate park?** And maybe institute a tax exemption for downtown movie theatres?*** Oh, and those moving sidewalks from the Jetsons! We totally needs those.**** Actually, know what… just give me a call. We’ll talk.)

Deadline to submit an application is Friday, October 8. For more information on how to apply and what your duties will entail, check out the city’s website.

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Footnotes
* And occasionally some stuff we really like. Like the Downtown Plan. Yay RPC!
** That was a joke.
*** That was not a joke.
**** That was maybe a joke or maybe not.

Author: Paul Dechene

Paul Dechene is 5’10” tall and he was born in a place. He’s not there now. He’s sitting in front of his computer writing his bio for this blog. He has a song stuck in his head. It’s “Girl From Ipanema”, thanks for asking.

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8 thoughts on “Be The RPC”

  1. new poll suggestion

    will you put hand up to be

    * no, i’m too busy living my life in the comfort that everything will fine and someone else will do it – bring on hockey season and the beer
    * no effing way, i can’t stand to look that %^$&* Councillor what’s-is-name & and you expect me to sit an some table with him?
    * yes, it’s time i stood up and got counted. i keep boring people with my rants so maybe i should join a board and rant away!
    * er, ok, but i don’t my piercing/tattoos/skateboard will really go with the image that the boards are looking for
    * sorry dudes, I’m an outside-the-tent guy, me

  2. Thanks Jeff. The Pats poll will stay up until the weekend at least (poor sad thing is at a lowly three votes), but maybe for Monday…

  3. Why does this always happen when I am not living in the city or am about to leave! I would absolutely put in an application to sit on at least one of these committees. There are some fantastic seats up for grabs and people really should apply to have their voices heard – I really hope that the Regina progressive get their heads out of their asses put in an application.

    Miss you all!
    xo

  4. Laura: surely you knew that this was an annual opportunity. You could have put your name forward years ago.
    Jeff: sad but true; a lot of people would rather bitch, whine and complain than step up.
    A couple of years ago, I recommended to a friend that she put her name in for a particular committee, because she was knowlegeable and already active. She did; she got on; she said it was one of the best things she could have done.

  5. Barb – I am endlessly entertained by your ability to turn innocuous remarks into somehow loaded statements.

    As I said, I have either been coming or going, at least during the last 5 years when I really started to pay attention and care about these issues. I’ve been approached about sitting on different boards and commissions however the start and end times have conflicted with my residency, so instead I have tried to contribute in my own way. But thanks for keeping tabs and for making sure I’m home before curfew.

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