In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the October 2019 City Council meeting. I was proud to Chair this meeting of City Council as the Deputy Mayor.
- Reseller Rate for Regional Customers of Saskatoon Water
- Saskatoon Freeway Project Update – October 2019
- Approaches for Addressing Existing and Emerging Protocol Issues
- Municipal Wards Commission - Establishment of Municipal Ward Boundaries
The numbers are in after two full years of offering the program, proving it's been well received. Since the program’s inception, over 1,000 requests have been approved - providing free transit services to 26,451 students for class field trips. Most field trips take place in May and June with 2,256 participants in May 2019 and 2,323 participants in June 2019. Saskatoon Transit’s ClassPass program is a resounding success!
Fitting with the City’s Strategic Goal of Moving Around, the ClassPass program provides free transit service to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students, teachers, and chaperons, on regular transit routes, for field trip destinations within Saskatoon.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the August 2019 City Council meeting.
- The Low Emissions Community Plan
- St. Paul’s Hospital Combined Heat and Power Plant Update
- LED Streetlight Conversion Program
- Pedestrian Accessible Curb Ramps and Sidewalks – Accelerated Implementation Program
Residents who experienced property flooding during the July 14, 2019 storm in Saskatoon may apply to the Province for financial assistance under the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP). The Province of Saskatchewan approved the City of Saskatoon’s application to be designated as an Eligible Assistance Area. Residents can download instructions and forms on our website or pick up printed forms from City Hall Security on the Main Floor or 2nd Floor.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the July 2019 City Council meeting.
- Public Engagement Policy
- 2020/2021 Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget Property Tax Options
- National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - Calls to Justice
- Appointment of Integrity Commissioner
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the May 2019 City Council meeting.
- 72 hour On-street Parking Limit
- Right-of-Way Residential Boulevard Leases
- Social and Indigenous Procurement Update
- Flood Control Strategy Update
In brief, here are seven items of public interest that were discussed during the March 2019 City Council meeting.
- Northeast Swale Working Group Update
- Photo Speed Enforcement
- 2020/2021 Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget
- Active Transportation Implementation Plan
- Curbside Organics Program
- Special Needs Garbage Collection Service
- Workplace Transformation
The 2019 property tax increase of 4.40% is a result of a 3.79% increase for civic services, and a 0.61% increase for Police Services approved by Council during their deliberations on November 26 and 27, 2018.
To find out information on spending of City Council and the Mayor's Office, please visit the following link posted on the City of Saskatoon website: saskatoon.ca/city-hall/city-council-boards-committees/council. Under "Council Expenses" you can find hyperlinks showing a breakdown of expenses, including communications allowance, travel expenses and car allowance.
The policy guiding City Council's Communications and Constituency Relations Allowance can be found here.
In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the May 2018 City Council meeting or committee of Council.
- Appointment of New City Manager
- Cannabis Zoning Regulation
- 2019 Indicative Mill Rate
- Updates to Elections Procedures