Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said there will be more public discussions in 2018 to plan for the redevelopment of the rail yard.
The city will be tabling the budget at the end of January and it will be the first full-year without grants in lieu from the province.
“We have a chance to plan for that, it will be a tough discussion, it is every year,” Fougere told the 980 CJME Morning Show.
“It’s the art of governing it to be sure we’re realistic and fair to everyone.”
Fougere said the tax system doesn’t grow with the economy.
“We just have to find creative ways to do things and infrastructure support from the province and (the) federal government on major projects is really important.”
He said the city will continue to prepare for growth in the coming year.
Along with the budget, Fougere pointed out several exciting events coming to Regina in 2018 including the Eagles playing at Mosaic Stadium and the upcoming LPGA Championship.
The budget will be tabled at the end of January but won’t be approved until February.