Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the St. James Councillor Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

Scott Gillingham - St. James

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

I’m seeking re-election for city council to build upon the important work that was started in my first term. That work includes continued focus on investments in infrastructure (roads, sidewalks, active transportation network) and the servicing of the CentrePort employment lands.

In addition, there are many projects I helped to launch in my first term that I want to see through to completion, including the renovation and expansion of the St. James Civic Centre, the building of Kapyong Park and the transition to multi-year balanced budgeting.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I believe serving on council for one term has given me vital experience that will assist me to make an important contribution to council in my second term.

Having served as police board chair and finance chair during my first term has provided me insights and understanding that will be of great assistance to offering leadership on council during my second term.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

My second term priorities are continued investment in road, sewer and parks infrastructure (in St. James and across the city), the development of CentrePort, addressing the drug (meth) issue, implementing multi-year budgets and the completing local projects that were begun in my first term.

What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

St. James has a rich and proud history. My community is well-connected with many families having been in St. James for generations.

St. James is also home to 17 Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the 3rd largest aerospace industry in Canada and hosts a vibrant international airport.

With the potential buildout of CentrePort, Red River Exhibition and Assiniboia Downs lands, St. James is poised for greater local development than has been seen in decades. This development will mean hundreds of jobs and important spinoff economic benefits.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I believe I am the candidate in St. James with the experience and leadership record on Council to best represent my community.

News that mentions Scott Gillingham

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Pinchpenny province hinders city planning for future, councillor says

June 7, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - funds from Manitoba's Tory government in 2018 — but that still makes the job of managing civic infrastructure projects difficult. Coun. Scott Gillingham made his comments Thursday, after the finance committee was told operational grant funds from the province would be frozen at 2016 levels and the...

BRODBECK: Province has boosted funding for capital spending at city

June 7, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...down over $25 million from the $109.2 million the city is expecting to receive from the province for 2017, said council’s finance chair. Coun. Scott Gillingham says the reduction makes it difficult for the city to fund infrastructure projects. He says it would take the equivalent of a 5% property tax...

Winnipeg considers multi-year budgeting

June 7, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...June 13 meeting of council’s executive policy committee. “It’s really about doing a better job of managing taxpayers’ money,” said Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston), council’s finance chair. Gillingham said other Canadian municipalities, including Calgary and London (Ontario),...

City of Winnipeg pondering multi-year budgeting

June 7, 2018

Global News - ...period, will provide citizens with greater long term certainty concerning City taxes and fees, as well as clarity on service levels,” Councillor Scott Gillingham, head of the city’s Finance Committee, said. “It is also anticipated approving a multi-year budget would significantly decrease the amount of...

Winnipeg reaches labour deal with paramedics after 15 months of talks

June 7, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...of uploading paramedic services to provincial health authorities in the wake of concerns raised by Mayor Brian Bowman and council finance chair Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands) about inadequate funding from the Pallister government. Pending EPC approval next week, the new labour deal also faces...

Provincial funding for Winnipeg capital projects down $25 million

June 6, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...there’s a reduction in funding from any level of government … it does have impact, it does put pressure on the City of Winnipeg,” said Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston). “That’s a $25-million year-over-year difference, which if you work that into the property tax value, that’s the...

Use hotel tax to fund Whiteout: Pagtakhan

June 6, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Economic Development Winnipeg. "I’m not going to close doors to what may be possible," he said. "We learned from this." Finance chairman Coun. Scott Gillingham said all city departments are expected to balance their budgets by the end of the year, adding if WPS and Transit are unable to do so because of the...

Police chief, union see red over massive Whiteout security costs

June 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...including possibly using The Forks as the party site. A spokesman for Bowman said he’ll comment on the WPS financial situation Monday. Coun. Scott Gillingham, chairman of council’s finance committee, said the street-party costs weren’t anticipated in this year’s budget, adding he believes council...

Historically insignificant first-quarter report has city facing $12M deficit

May 30, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...unusual for this time of year. “Historically, the city’s first quarter projected deficit is greatly reduced or eliminated by year end,” Coun. Scott Gillingham, chairman of council’s finance committee, said Wednesday in a statement released by city hall. “I believe the city is on the right track to...

City projecting $12.1 M deficit

May 30, 2018

Global News - ...million is from debt, benefit and overtime costs within the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service. Snow clearing also went above budget by $1.6 million. Scott Gillingham, finance committee chair, said the first quarter often projects a deficit, which is usually reduced by the end of the year. “Usually over the...

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