It’s been a busy year for the city Regina according to Mayor Michael Fougere.
He spoke at a Regina Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting to discuss the year that was, as well as what’s to come.
Fougere said 2018 was the year of the events.
“I wanted to mention the LPGA because we had CP and the LPGA themselves say this was a wonderful experience, wonderful job, so we needed to hear that,” Fougere said. “We always know this, we do very good work for sponsorship’s and for volunteers, we had so many volunteers for the LPGA, it was incredible, for the Memorial Cup, a huge amount of volunteers.”
Several topics are on council’s agenda for 2019, including a review on downtown parking and Dewdney Avenue revitalization.
Fougere said while Saskatoon has a system that allows people to pay by credit card and enter their licence plate, there’s other ways to solve the problem.
“Pay-by-phone I think is the option we want to talk about, that’s an important one,” Fougere said. “Once you download the app, you can add to your parking if you’re still in your meeting and you know you’re late, you just do that, you can pay for it there. That I think is really convenient, and I think it got a lot of positive reaction from people about that.”
Fougere said the overpass or underpass debate for the train tracks crossing the ring road that began early last year will continue in 2019.
“We’ll have an option for council to look at whether it’s overpass, or underpass, or we remove those rail lines or the three principle options we’re looking at,” Fougere said. “We’ll go from there, but that should be coming next year.”
City council is also looking at fixing the Winnipeg street overpass to improve traffic in the area.