Havixbeck Vows to Embrace Innovative Ideas
Santin, Aldo, Winnipeg Free Press
Says city not open to change
Paula Havixbeck said city hall will be open to "innovative" thinking if she's elected mayor.
Havixbeck said the last four years on council has shown her the civic administration is not open to new ideas, adding local innovative firms are taking their ideas to other communities.
"We continue to do the same things, over and over again," she said. "It's time to get back to some of the great innovation in our infrastructure system that we have lost."
Havixbeck held her news event Thursday alongside a storm retention pond in Whyte Ridge, adding the pond systems are what used to set Winnipeg apart from other communities but added city hall is no longer receptive to those kinds of initiatives.
"I have seen great innovative ideas, new technologies, literally walk out of our door and go to another municipality to be implemented somewhere else," she said. "We have to harness that and we have to get clever about bringing that (kind of innovation) back to our city. …