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Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

Scott Gillingham - Mayoral Candidates

What got you into politics?

I had worked as a Christian pastor for two decades, and I wanted a new challenge that would allow me to serve the people I knew in my community but work with them in a different and more practical way.

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

As City Council’s Finance Chair, I led six budget processes – and as Mayor, I’d have a chance to apply the lessons I learned. But this time, I’d be able to use that experience as City Council’s leader – with a clear mandate to make the budget process more open, more transparent, more strategic and to ensure Winnipeg has adequate revenue to fund key services. I’m a former Police Board Chair – and I can draw on that experience to support the Chair and members in a push for more proactive policing and upstream crime prevention policies like those championed effectively by former Chief Devon Clunis. I’ve learned firsthand about regional and intergovernmental challenges as Co-Chair of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, and I’ve learned about key overland trade issues as a City of Winnipeg representative on the NASCO board. Before I was a councillor, I also served the community on senior’s home and community boards, so I appreciate the challenges faced by small organizations across Winnipeg.

Finally, as a pastor, I learned to listen carefully to people. Great listening can often be a more powerful tool in politics and government than great speaking.

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?

Infrastructure: We must invest in our transportation system. My “Big Move” plan means more road repairs, more buses , more investment in trade routes and more connected  bike routes. My opponents mocked this at first, but now they are promising to do more to fix road repair and fix Kenaston after all.

Crime Prevention: Winnipeg police are too focused on reactive policing and not enough on the kind of community-linked, data-driven, “upstream” crime prevention championed by former Chief Clunis. I will sit on the Police Board to seek the return of effective proactive policing initiatives that were cancelled while Councillor Klein chaired the Police Board, and we need a Mayor who understands and supports a real crime prevention strategy.

Customer Service: Winnipeggers will have more support for public services if they’re operating well. I’ll reinvest in 311 and launch “Neighborhood Action Teams.”

Homelessness: I want to lead a shift in approach so Winnipeg is taking the lead through community partnerships where we can, instead of waiting for other governments to solve this problem for us.

Building a Stronger City: Plans like “Patio City,” faster urban reserve approvals and rec infrastructure programs will help us build Winnipeg’s economic and social strength.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Leadership isn’t just about a resume or a platform of commitments. It’s also about how you work with people. I truly believe in the power of collaboration. “One with the strength of many” is our City’s motto, and I’m committed to make that spirit of unity real, uniting City Council, city staff and the public behind common goals so we can spend more time solving problems and meeting Winnipeg’s great potential, and spend less time debating about the process we’ll take to get there.

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Winnipeg poised to ask province to allow workers to switch up statutory holidays

January 24, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...council's human rights committee on Friday. It moves to executive policy committee and then council as a whole in February. Both Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham and human rights committee chair Markus Chambers (St. Norbert-Seine River) said they will support the motion. Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, a clinical...

Police chief asks for $1.8M to hire more 911 staff

January 24, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...require a provincial legislative change, Smyth said. It’s not a “crazy idea,” considering other provinces have a surcharge in place, Mayor Scott Gillingham said. “We’re really close to completing our 2023 draft budget so… the discussion wouldn’t happen this year,” the mayor said, adding any...

How a Transcona councillor wants the city to help Ukraine

January 24, 2023

CTV - ...necessity' to support its Ukrainian population, noting that the city boasts the largest Ukrainian population per capita in Canada. He hopes Mayor Scott Gillingham and council will throw their support behind the motion, setting a trend for the rest of the country. “If we can do something like that here in...

Winnipeg Police Chief floats solution to ensure 911 calls are answered faster

January 24, 2023

CTV - ...would require a change in provincial law. “That is one way we could lessen the burden on the city, it’s not the only way,” said Smyth. Mayor Scott Gillingham says while it’s too late to have that discussion for this year’s budget, he says it’s something that could be talked about for next year’s...

City, union eye Transit driver shield extensions

January 23, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...need people to take it. But if people don’t feel safe, they’re not going to take it.” ATU 1505 president Chris Scott met last week with Mayor Scott Gillingham to discuss improving safety for Transit drivers and passengers. Scott said he plans to continue the push to extend driver safety shields, but...

Brutal assault on father, son sparks another conversation around transit safety – Winnipeg

January 23, 2023

Global News - ...different models for the drivers to determine which type of safety shield they prefer.” Scott said that the union had a meeting with Mayor Scott Gillingham and Coun. Lukes and that they understand the importance of implementing tangible safety measures and a lot of good ideas have been proposed. “But...

Northgate Shopping Centre owners hope to build apartment complex on parking lot

January 20, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...to achieving this goal. This proposal has the potential to make significant contributions in these areas." Politicians, including Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham, and urban planners have called for more housing around commercial developments. But the chair of the University of Winnipeg's urban planning...

Plaidoyer pour l’extension des services en français

January 18, 2023

La Liberte - ...de la Ville de Winnipeg. Une modification qui demanderait l’aval de la Province. (1) Le comité exécutif de la Ville de Winnipeg est composé de Scott Gillingham (maire de Winnipeg), Janice Lukes (Waverley West), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Brian Mayes (Saint-Vital)...

Pas d’élargissement des services en français à Winnipeg sans l’appui de la province

January 18, 2023

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...adoptée à l’unanimité par les six conseillers municipaux qui font partie de ce comité, considéré comme la garde rapprochée du nouveau maire Scott Gillingham. Les élus ont commandé un rapport à l’administration municipale pour évaluer les besoins des services bilingues. Il devra être remis d'ici...

Major plans developing for Polo Park

January 18, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...infill to an area with pre-existing infrastructure, which would create a “huge” tax base for the city without having to spend much money. Mayor Scott Gillingham also pointed to infill as being a potential boon for the St. James area, where he served as councillor before taking up the mayoral helm. ...