And when asked how his summit would differ from the two housing summits held by the province in 2010 and 2011, the Mayor replied, “I want to be clear on this, I will do the best I can and this council will do the best it can not to have a talk fest where you just talk and talk about strategies and go away and plan for the future. I want commitments and things that will work today for solutions.”
- Hold a second summit in 2014 on a theme that’s yet to be determined.
- Establish a new committee called the Mayor’s Housing Forum that will be tasked with promoting housing in the city. Who will be on that committee, how often it will meet and its first action items are yet to be determined.
- Put up nine city lots and two bus turn-around sites for sale to the non-profit sector to be used for housing.
So what do you think? Sufficiently action-packed? There’s a comment window below. Fill it up.
For those wanting more detail from Fougere on his housing vision, below the fold is an excerpt of the post-summit Q&A between the mayor and the stalwart women and men of the city’s press corp. Questions in there from Metro, Leader Post, CJME, CBC, Global, CTV and Prairie Dog.