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Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

Scott can be reached on social media, or at [email protected].

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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.

News that mentions Scott Gillingham

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EPC votes down Tartan Towing settlement

March 13, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...and ultimately repay $446,250.40 within two years. The same report alleges the city paid $1,115,626 over six years for “invalid” tows. Mayor Scott Gillingham said the proposal triggered plenty of feedback from taxpayers urging the city to pursue greater compensation for its claims. PHIL HOSSACK /...

‘We need to send that strong message’: EPC votes down Tartan Towing settlement agreement

March 13, 2023

CTV - Mayor Scott Gillingham and his inner circle don’t want to let a local towing company off the hook. The City of Winnipeg says it discovered between 2016 and 2021, it was billed $1.1 million by Tartan Towing for courtesy tows that never happened. “The optics for the taxpayer about getting value back, you know...

Mayor’s inner circle yanks proposed settlement with company that charged for nonexistent tows

March 13, 2023

CBC Manitoba - Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham's inner circle has quashed a proposal to reach a settlement with a towing company that billed the city for $1.1 million worth of nonexistent work. City council's executive policy committee voted 5-1 on Monday afternoon to reject a proposal to allow Tartan Towing to pay the city...

CUPE warns city it will fight any effort to diminish bargaining position

March 10, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...city spokeswoman Tamara Forlanski added: “The city is not seeking binding arbitration as way to resolve a collective bargaining impasse.” Mayor Scott Gillingham said he supports the call to expand the categories of employees deemed essential. “I ultimately believe that there is a set of services that must...

Saint-Boniface Street Links : une main tendue vers l’espoir

March 8, 2023

La Liberte - ...décembre 2022 un édifice situé au 604 Chemin St. Mary’s, dans le vieux Saint-Vital. Il a été mis à sa disposition par le maire de Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. C’était après le décès d’une jeune femme de 27 ans, dans un abribus à Saint-Boniface. « Officiellement, le bâtiment a été mis à...

‘It’s concerning’: Three shootings within 48 hours leave Winnipeg residents on edge

March 8, 2023

CTV - ...also helps to identify where those guns are coming from and hold those accountable that are using guns for violent crimes," said Chambers. Mayor Scott Gillingham said on top of more partnership, the root causes of crime need to be addressed. "It's very concerning. As I said a moment ago, the amount of...

‘It’s concerning’: Three shootings within 48 hours leave residents on edge

March 8, 2023

CTV - ...also helps to identify where those guns are coming from and hold those accountable that are using guns for violent crimes," said Chambers. Mayor Scott Gillingham said on top of more partnership, the root causes of crime need to be addressed. "It's very concerning. As I said a moment ago, the amount of...

Main Street washroom designer, advocate calls on city to expand, not reduce, hours

March 7, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...of times per month since it opened in June. For example, city officials say the support workers secured housing for 30 unsheltered people. Mayor Scott Gillingham said he would like to explore ways to maintain the permanent washroom’s current hours, possibly through partnerships, though more discussion is...

New street names unveiled to replace Winnipeg roadways named for controversial bishop

March 6, 2023

CTV - ...the trail to Awasisak Mēskanow, which is Cree for children's road, and Taapweewin for Grandin Street, which is Cree for truth. Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham said Monday the name changes are a step toward reconciliation, and answer the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s calls to action. “I think...

Legislature ready to rumble as parties fight for right to govern

March 1, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...a number will deal with justice issues, said Goertzen. Legislation to enable a security program for Winnipeg Transit, as proposed by Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham, and to address law enforcement concerns raised by rural and northern municipalities will be up for debate, said Goertzen, who is also justice...