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Havixbeck pledges to improve more roads without increasing budget

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Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck has made two more campaign promises, taking the number of pledges up to three in the first two days of her campaign.

The Charleswood-Tuxedo councilor said Thursday if she is elected mayor on Oct. 22, she will find a way to fix more kilometres of roads without increasing the construction budget – and will beef up the number of monthly council meetings to four from one, partly to ensure road-construction contracts are tendered.

Speaking following a gathering of several dozen supporters at city hall’s courtyard, Havixbeck said the city regularly does not spend all the money in its road-construction budget. She claimed more kilometres could be fixed without significant spending increases by ensuring tenders are issued in time for the work to be done.

She pledged to increase the number of council meetings to as many as four per month and said more special meetings would be held to ensure work is done on time.

On Wednesday, she also promised to abolish executive policy committee and ensure all councillors receive equal pay.

To date, the other two high-profile mayoral candidates have made one election pledge. On Wednesday, privacy lawyer Brian Bowman promised to make Winnipeg an open-data leader by increasing political transparency and ensuring administrative data is collected in a machine-readable form, which would allow it to be quickly posted to the Internet.

Lawyer and former city councilor Gord Steeves has yet to make a campaign promise.

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Updated on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:40 PM CDT: Corrects typos

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