Winnipeggers who’ve lobbied the city to prevent development on green space will have to wait a little longer to see if their advocacy will spark changes.
Council’s executive policy committee was scheduled to consider possible amendments and vote on two over-arching planning documents Tuesday: OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities 2.0. Instead, council’s most powerful committee opted to lay over its votes on the draft plans for another month.
The decision comes after dozens of Winnipeggers weighed in on the documents during a public hearing last Thursday, with many urging the city to keep green space intact and ban any redevelopment on major public parks and open spaces, such as forests, parks and golf courses.
EPC is now expected to vote on the documents, and any possible amendments, on June 16. Both documents would also require full council approval.