With a beautiful summer underway, I hope everyone is enjoying this last week of August.
With a busy month of updates underway, I will just jump right in. This months newsletter contains updates specific to our ward, what to expect before Council this month and details about upcoming Community Association AGMs.
- Brighton Gate West and Meglund Cres rezoning and discretionary use applications
- On Demand Transit changes
- Farmers' Market
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District Site Options
- Community Association AGMs
I hope you have been enjoying your summer. With many local festivals, the Meewasin Trail and parks, and nearby lakes I hope you are making the most of this heat. For those extreme heat events, don't forget to share the list of cool down locations.
Don't forget about all the local Summer Play Programming in our neighbourhoods. Check it out here: Briarwood, College Park (weekend), East College Park, Greystone (weekend) and Wildwood. This free programming runs until August 25.
Highlights of the newsletter includes:
- Brighton rezoning applications
- Changes to On Demand Transit in Brighton
- Parking and speed limits
- City Council reports, including animal cruelty investigations, zoning bylaw review and the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program
With a big newsletter outlining upcoming reports to City Council, ward specific news and community engagement opportunities, I will just jump right into the update.
- East Side Leisure Centre
- Edward McCourt Park Community Garden
- Downtown Grocery Store
- Zoning Bylaw Review - Infill Amendments
Residents from both East College Park and Briarwood have proposed a community garden for the East College Park neighbourhood. Learn more about this initiative and share your feedback.
Here are a few items of interest on the upcoming City Council agenda:
- Policies for school and playground zones;
- COVID-19: masking in civic spaces;
- Recycling depot improvements and review; and
- The Knox United Church Heritage Designation Amendment Bylaw.
Have you heard about discussions regarding speed limits in residential neighbourhoods? Perfect, we want to hear from you!
Brighton residents, please note an application has been made to amend the Concept Plan for the neighbourhood.
The amendment proposes several reconfigurations in the west, and southern portions of the neighbourhood. This includes changes to some of the land uses, street network, linear park design, and service networks. The following link provides information on how to share feedback with the City and the proponent, background, process and information on the application.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2021 City Council meeting.
In brief, here are seven items of public interest that were discussed during the May 2020 City Council meetings.
- Vehicle Noise
- Northeast Swale Speed Limits
- Review of Community Consultation and Notification Process for Development Applications
- Natural Capital Asset Valuation
- Bike Bylaw Update
- Residential Parking Program Review
- COVID-19: Parking and Transit Changes
As a City Council Strategic Priority Event, Councillors Sarina Gersher and Mairin Loewen hosted a Youth Climate Action Forum for grade 8 to 12 students on October 30, 2019. Over 140 students participated in the event. This event looked to build capacity for youth to engage on climate issues in Saskatoon. Youth bring important voices and energy to climate change conversations and actions, but are often missing in the more formal decision-making processes.