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WCA Response to EPC's PPD Report

March 17, 2020

The City of Winnipeg's Executive Policy Committee is set to discuss a report on "Organizational Improvement Update of the Planning, Property and Development Department" during March 17's EPC Meeting. WCA has sent EPC a letter outlining our views on the report, which can be summarized as follows:

  • WCA supports the use of Permit Reserve Funds for the digitization of the permit process

  • Priority should be given to bringing permit applications, payments and inspection bookings online

  • WCA would like to be a part of a small consultation group which meets regularly during the digitization process

  • The City should not rely too much on internal IT services

  • WCA would like to have the Department report back to EPC after 6 months, rather than the recommended 1 year

  • WCA would support the department in using the appropriate mix of technology to better monitor work related activities of departmental staff, for the protection of industry and departmental staff

You can read the full letter we sent to EPC here.