Downtown Dialogue

Downtown DialogueA notice has been circulating in the downtown area about a couple of public meetings that Regina Downtown has organized to, in the words of the notice, “hear about updates regarding Safety & Security from the Regina Police Service.”

The meetings are being held at Regina Downtown’s boardroom at their offices on the Scarth St. Mall on June 24. One’s at 9:30 a.m. and the other’s at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to the RPS update about Safety & Security, “Action steps to enhance Safety & Security” is on the agenda. And there’s also supposed to be a Q & A roundtable.

As someone who lives and works downtown, I’m planning to attend the morning session. I’ll provide some follow-up later.

Author: Gregory Beatty

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8 thoughts on “Downtown Dialogue”

  1. I’m assuming they’re planning to address the recent wave of sexual assaults, beatings, and vehicular manslaughters in downtown Regina, yes? And not so much the non-epidemic of casual littering often highlighted on this blog.

  2. I’m sure that if Greg could have photographed something more akin to your concerns, Talbot, he would have. Good grief.

  3. About 10 years ago, I worked downtown and after my shift, took public transit home. I walked in open areas where there were other people around, and was fully aware of my surroundings. Did I feel safe? Usually. Would I walk there late at night today? No way!

  4. It was interesting. Tweeted highlights. People are scared of vandalism, taggers, homeless using warm places, panhandlers, skateboarders, and cyclists, in that approximate order. If we ask for something nice, simply blame the lowest to highest on that list for why we cant have nice things, until someone backs down.

  5. Maybe if your idiot Regina drivers did not try and purposefully run us over while we are driving on the roads we would not need to be on the side walks, or if you were walkers vigilant you would not have a problem with skateboarders. It is socially acceptable to burn nonrenewable natural resources and pollute the environment but not to ride/exercise on a piece of bamboo/wood using ones own energy? I think we all need to look at some of the real issues here, like the lack of police stopping crimes from being committed and instead trying to pursue would-not-be criminals for minor charges, such as drug, false domestic violence charges from defense, weapons charges,if we were protected by our law society by all the cameras installed downtown we wouldn’t have a problem with needing to pack heat but in this city you never know who’s down an alley. We should have a preventive society focused on the now not a corrective society pushing the general populous with maniacs in jail for TRUE violent crimes.
    Not non-violent crimes.
    United we stand, divided we fall.

  6. John Klein,

    That seems to be on par for this course. Not only do they handle vandalism wrong by fining the owner of a property if he doesn’t clear it off in a short period of time. Taggers? I take it you mean the vandals…

    I am not surprised this town is scared of homeless trying to use warm places. I mean how scary is it that people are just trying to keep themselves alive?

    Panhandlers…wow, Scary. I mean I probably walk past one or two every time I’m downtown and haven’t seen them do anything yet.

    Skateboarders…You know what they should do? Go book the Plaza, Set up a bunch of ramps on it temporarily and then have a skate competition. Free entry. Let everyone watch.

    I tell ya John, Those timid bikers like you are just so scary! Biking around on your green machines trying to rule the world!


    Have they made any progress on the recent string of Stabbings and Robberies? Are they perhaps just far too busy writing thousands upon thousands of useless traffic tickets to people who weren’t going to hurt anyone anyways?

    Where are their priorities?

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