It has been a tough month for many neighbours locally, and internationally. I know the conflict in Ukraine has been on many of our minds, with many neighbours coming together to try and help those abroad. I hope you continue to take care of yourself, and those nearby.
In terms of civic matters, read more to find out what's coming up for discussion at Council and what's happening in our community.
City Council Meeting: March 28, 2022
Here are a few items of interest on the agenda:
Policies for school and playground zones
To implement Council's November decision to create playground zones and adjust school zones, the policies need to be updated. The policies align with the Transportation of Canada guidelines, which ensure we are following best practices.
Highlights of the revisions include:
COVID-19: masking in civic spaces
With the removal of the Public Health Order, the City of Saskatoon has been assessing on a month-by-month basis whether masking, or any other COVID-19 protocols should be enforced in civic facilities.
Administration has made the recommendation to remove mandatory masking in civic facilities (e.g. Leisure Centres and Saskatoon Transit). The crux of the rationale is that residents have adjusted to a more discretionary masking environment. The full report can be found here.
This recommendation will be debated by City Council, and direction for the month of April will ensue.
Recycling depot improvements and review
Following the closure of the Meadowgreen Recycling Depot, Administration has continued to work on developing options to address other immediate safety and contamination issues at the remaining three City-run recycling depots. There are three next steps that are being proposed to address these issues:
How to share feedback ahead of the meeting
Contact me directly
Do not hesitate to reach out to share feedback ahead of our meeting. You can contact me any point in the month. Contact information is available here.
Send a letter to City Council
This avenue allows you to send a letter (or request to speak) to items on the agenda. This needs to be submitted before 10:00 AM on Monday, March 28 as it forms part of the supplementary agenda. Find more information on how to make the request here.
SAVE THE DATE - COFFEE WITH YOUR COUNCILLOR
The Zoom link will be posted online ahead of the event.
What's happening in Ward 8!
Here are some other great things happening in Ward 8 soon or put on by members of our community.
Sarina Gersher - Ward 8 Councillor