Candidate Profile: Tim Siekawitch For Mayor

Name: Tim Siekawitch

Current Occupation: Employee City of Regina, Engineer Assistant III

Voter Information: www.reginamayor.info

Tim Siekawitch began his employment with the City of Regina, Saskatchewan in the Parks Department. Working his way up he was the City’s Equipment Coordinator managing millions of dollars worth of trucks, loaders and even lawnmowers. Moving ever ahead at work he was elected twice as a Union Executive Member and eventually moved to Engineer Assistant. Siekawitch is a certified Union Councilor, a commindated Dept. of Justice drug and alcohol councilor, a community volunteer legal professional, a volunteer to the music and arts societies, a songwriter, artist, and the list seems to go on and on and on. He is most fond of his international reputation in the small arena of professionals known as audio mastering engineers, and of the assistance he has freely given to Sterling Sound in New York and to others in this specialized field. Politically astute and aware of the change to the world’s character brought on by despair caused by financial mismanagement Siekawitch will restore and instill new freedoms in Regina, severing the City from the old boy’s networks and implementing 100% transparency to City Hall.

QUESTION AND ANSWER

1. Briefly, why are you running for mayor?
Rather than allowing Regina to get into a debt load that could never be paid back I as mayor would order a thorough forensic audit of all the books. Upon completion of the audit the taxpayers would learn exactly how much is in the bank and how much is owed, Via plebiscites thereafter the citizens of Regina would instruct city hall how to proceed forward with construction projects etc. Ongoing and parallel to this is the need for low cost housing in Regina. That is a dire issue that cannot be put aside until later.

2. What is the single most pressing issue facing Regina? How would you solve it?
Debt. A forensic financial audit.

3. Beyond immediate concerns like housing, the stadium and infrastructure renewal, what “big idea” project do you want to work on that nobody seems to be talking about?
Rent Control Bylaw..not actually a big idea but an essential initiative for residents of Regina.

4. Name something the last council got right.
It’s all to the ‘Right’…. that’s the problem.

5. Now, point out their biggest mistake.
Getting the resident’s ever deeper in debt.

6. What are you reading these days?
The rule Of Law by Tom Bingham

7. Beyond your residence, do you own any property in Regina or in the immediate area?
No.

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FUN QUESTIONS!

1. What is your favourite Regina restaurant?
Nogc Van (Did I spell it correctly?)

2. Who is your favourite Regina artist?
Burkeville Mayor the artist.

3. What actor would play you in the gritty cable drama, Queen City Hall?
Eugene Lipinski.

4. How would your character die?
Out of debt.

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PICK A SIDE

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Vampires or Werewolves? Vampires

Boxing or Roller Derby? Roller Boxing Derby

Steak or Sushi? Steak

Hill Towers or Legislative Building? The Legislature

Quance Street or Dewdney Avenue? Dewdney Ave

Artesian or Wascana Park Gazebo? Artesian

Prairie Dog or Richardson Ground Squirrel? Gainer Gopher

Giant Grasshopper or Stegosaurus? Giant Grasshopper

Saskaboom or SaskAdvantage? Sask Rising

Bike or Sports Car? Bike

Le Macaron or Five Guys? Five Guys

The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Stones

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BONUS QUESTION: Make up your own question (And answer it, of course!)
How was Regina City Hall built without debt?
Via wise saving, careful fiscal management, an honest city council.

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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. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @pauldechene and get live updates during city council meetings and other city events at @PDcityhall.