This Week At City Hall: RCMP Museum Wants Cash

Man, if I’d known things were going to be this slow at city hall, I’d have taken another couple weeks off. Here we go…

Tuesday, November 2
Arts Advisory Committee (12 pm): Chair, Bill Heywood, is recommending up to four committee members travel to Calgary in November to study that city’s arts department’s best practices. They will also be looking at a report from the Community and Protective Services Committee that was forwarded to them back on September 15 about the city’s Culture Days. This doesn’t seem to be a summary report or any kind of information about how Culture Days should go forward. It just seems to be informing the Arts Advisory Committee that Culture Days will be happening.

Only problem I see with any of this is that Culture Day already happened. Ran from September 20 to 25, in fact. Way to keep the citizen committee in the loop there, Community and Protective Services. Now Arts Committee has gone and missed Culture Days. Hope you’re happy.

After that, the committee will consider their work plan for 2011. I’m thinking top of their list should be requesting timelier notification of city events. ‘Cause, you know, I hear Culture Days is a hoot. Not that I’d know. Community and Protective Services didn’t send me a reminder either.

Finance and Administration Committee (4 pm): Staff are recommending the city sole source their newspaper advertising contract to the Leader Post. This is a repeat of their recommendation from 2006. I guess they need a big-shot daily for their communications.

Wednesday, November 3
Executive Committee (11:45 am): Considering a request from the RCMP Heritage Museum for $120,000 in operating funding annually. Staff will be studying this request and it will be considered in the context of the 2012 budget. The committee will also set their meeting dates for 2011.

Accessibility Advisory Committee (5:30 pm): Considering a report about paratransit operations and services and one about the Official Community Plan.

And that’s it for the week. If you’re needing more you can get your full-report freak on at the city’s website.

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.

3 thoughts on “This Week At City Hall: RCMP Museum Wants Cash”

  1. thanks Paul, i welcome your coverage of city stuff. BTW, what is your impression of how city stuff is covered by Leader Post, CKRM, CJME, CBC? i understand you might need to speak “generally”

  2. You’re putting me in a tough spot with that question. I can’t answer it without looking like, a) an asshole or b) a sycophant.

    I will say that the mainstream media tends to get accused of not covering local issues very well. I’ve lived places where that seemed to be true. But here in Regina I don’t think that’s the case.

    Personally, I really only follow the online coverage from the Leader Post and Newstalk and think it’s great. For my taste, they could loosen up a bit and include more swearing and juvenile illustrations. But beyond that, their coverage is solid and consistent. (Which, as you probably have noticed, mine hasn’t exactly been of late.)

    That’s my two cents.

    I’m curious though…. what’s your opinion on this subject, jeff? And why did you ask?

  3. my opinion – coverage is lean because on many counts – perhaps for budgetary reason, perhaps for because some of those mentioned cover the whole province and can’t bore their audience in Yorkton or Prince Albert by being to Regina-centric.

    i don’t know about CKRM though. i haven’t listened to it frequently enough to say.

    i ask because i respect your opinion. if i understand right, you’re not from here originally, i thought you might be a good judge.

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