There is a City of Winnipeg report about selling golf courses that says so.
The “report” was about assessing present municipal golf services however a portion of the report strays off topic to conclude that Winnipeg has too much green space. How was this determined?Ontario Municipal CAO's Benchmarking Initiative (OMBI), which the City has recently used for comparing parking and library services to other Cities, and could be used in determining how much green space Winnipeg has comparable to other Cities. images/userfiles/OMBI-2010-Performance-Benchmarking-Report.pdf This process would provide comparable data that would allow The City of Winnipeg to compare the amount of green space it has versus other Cities in Canada. The OMBI has presently reviewed the process in which benchmarking for green space can be done and outlined measures that can be taken to properly create usable benchmarks. Therefore, lacking the proper evaluation of the golf report’s assertion that Winnipeg has too much green space, OMBI ability to properly provide comparable benchmarking and that the City has no internal review process, the only possible conclusion is that there is no evidence that Winnipeg has too much “green space”. The present process of potentially selling green space for development therefore should cease immediately until such time as Council has properly assessed our green space and worked with the community to identity the proper use of these public lands.