The following interview with Dr. Bassett discusses general municipal reform and implications for Winnipeg’s city government.
Since they are so complicated, big organizations tend to perform less effectively. Thus, the Harris government’s Megacity policy, which is based naively on an overly optimistic view of government, will turn out to be a massive mistake.
Winnipeg’s Streets and Transportation Committee is reconsidering its parking meter policy. But the changes proposed will not reverse the declining use of downtown.
Figures from Winnipeg’s assessment department show that downtown property values are plunging. They fell 20% between 1991 and 1995, with another 20% decline expected by 1998.
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