2018 Jeff Browaty

North Kildonan Ward

Jeff Browaty

North Kildonan

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Incumbent since 2006.

WINDOG has awarded rare 'super dog-friendly' status to Jeff Browaty. He supports a dedicated tax-based budget for dog parks and their designation as 'single-use'. See his comments below.

Browaty helped facilitate and fund every major improvement at Kilcona Dog Park over the past decade, including Kilcona Park Dog Club's projects to bring potable water into the park, and installing park benches, picnic tables, waste bag dispensers, and in-ground waste bins.

Platform:A champion of keeping Portage and Main closed to pedestrian traffic, Browaty was the city councillor who introduced the motion to hold a referendum on the question on October 24.

Browaty wants to make sure that low-priority pet-projects of the mayor and some councillors don't hijack the agenda at City Hall. He says he’s proud to have moved the motion to have a question regarding the opening of the intersection on the ballot adding, “Without it, the mayor was on track to have part of it opened next year to the detriment of the people in the 81,000 vehicles that go through the intersection every day. Now the public can have their say and this bad idea can hopefully be stopped.”

Browaty continues to be frustrated with the severity and frequency of brown water incidents and say excuses are no longer good enough. “It's time City staff provide us with solutions for the long term that give us assurances that they will become quite rare and limited to the area affected.”

Since taking office as councillor, Browaty has served as Chair of a number of committees including the Standing Policy Committee (SPC) on Property and Development, SPC on Protection and Community Services, SPC on Innovation, the Alternate Service Delivery Committee and the Winnipeg Police Board. He has also served as a member of several council committees including: SPC on Downtown Development, Heritage and Riverbank Management; and SPC on Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works.

Browaty has served as the City’s appointee to the Board of Governors at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Winnipeg Public Library Board and represented the City on the Red River Basin Commission, the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, the Partnership for the Capital Region and the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation.

Browaty earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) degree from the University of Manitoba’s I.H. Asper School of Business. Prior to serving as city councillor, he worked as a real estate appraiser.

Q1: If elected, will you put forward and/or support a motion in Council to create a dedicated tax-supported capital fund for the creation of new dog parks and the upgrading of existing ones to comply with standards in the City of Winnipeg’s new Off-Leash Area Master Plan? Why or why not?

I support a separate budget line-item for new dog parks, upgrading existing ones, and implementing the off-leash area master plan. Dog parks provide an important amenity for Winnipeggers, both two and four-legged to get out in nature, exercise, and socialize.

Q2: If elected, will you put forward and/or support a motion to designate off-leash areas as “single-use” parks where only those activities associated with off-leash dogs are permitted? Why or why not?

I support designating some parks/sections of parks (fenced off) as single-use off-leash parks. There are some park users that are more comfortable in single-use areas and it is reasonable to have some of these.