It is going to be a busy night for city council as they discuss several topics with one of them being water.
City administration has developed a Water Master Plan which will look at water service in Regina over the next 25 years.
That report sees more than one billion dollars of investment needed over that time frame to make sure Regina’s water continues to flow at a high standard.
The report concludes that Reginans can expect to see “low to moderate” rate increases over that time frame.
Also on the agenda will be how to revitalize Broad Street. Councillor Andrew Stevens has been asking that question saying he wants a strategy to put in place and that the current things the city are doing simply aren’t doing the job.
Many groups will be speaking to council about solar power and how it would benefit the city.
It is hoped a motion will be created asking administration to develop a framework for Regina to commit to becoming a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050.
Talk of a living wage will also be discussed. City administration recommended Regina not adopt a living wage policy earlier this month saying most of its employees make more than what a so-called living wage is in Regina. The city said it would be too expensive to do such a thing, but one group says that isn’t the case.
The Canadian Center for Policy Alternative will speak to council tonight hoping to convince them to develop a phased approach to the matter.