The message delivered to City Hall on June 20 was loud and clear: Regina’s citizens want a say in the future of their wastewater treatment plant.
Ninety days after the petition calling for a referendum was launched on World Water Day, Water Watch volunteers handed in 24,232 signatures, substantially exceeding the city’s requirement of 19,310.
Volunteers, who had worked tirelessly to engage the public for the last three months, were in a celebratory mood as they handed bundles of petitions to the city clerk. “Thank you, Regina”, campaign worker Darren Grychowski called out, amid cheers from the citizens’ group.
The city has a month in which validate the petition and nine months to call a referendum. The people of Regina will be given a choice!