November is always a busy month in City Council Chambers. This newsletter provides an update on the following agenda items:
- Budget Deliberations (November 28 - 30, 2023)
- Housing Accelerator Fund
- Provincial Approach to Homelessness - Application for Emergency Residential Shelter
- Waste Collection Updates
- 2023 Construction Recap
- Establishment of 2024 Municipal Ward Boundaries
This month's newsletter provides ward specific updates, including:
- notice of a public engagement opportunity for 8th Street's Corridor Plan,
- speed limit changes, and
- the Province's announcement regards homelessness and mental health supports.
This month's Public Hearing has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items, but the Regular Business meeting includes discussion around:
- vehicle noise mitigation updates, and
- an amendment request to the Heritage Designation Bylaw for the Third Avenue United Church.
You can also find community updates at the end of the newsletter.
For this month's newsletter, I will highlight an important event hosted by my female colleagues called Women Leading, provide an update on budget deliberations and the downtown event and entertainment district, provide highlights of decisions before City Council this month and upcoming events in our community.
- Budget Next Steps
- Women Leading: Civic Engagement Forum for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Saskatoon
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District Funding Tools
- Black Bin Utility Update
- Governance Model of Appeal Boards
- Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw Review - Amendment Package Seven
City Council has been hard at work this summer with our regularly scheduled meetings and additional Special Budget Meetings. This newsletter provides an update on the budget, decisions before City Council this month, and a few ward specific updates.
A few highlights include:
- Discretionary Use Application – Private School – 1636 Acadia Drive
- Changes to Traffic Bylaw
- Changes to the bylaw for fireworks
- Road Renaming Follow-up
- Lac La Ronge Indian Band Urban Reserve Creation
- Request for Internal Borrowing for Black Carts
- Community Risk Reduction
This months newsletter includes updates relating to:
- Budget and the funding gap - what does this mean?
- Civic Engagement Forum for Immigrant and Refugee Women in Saskatoon
- Cycling and safety improvements
- Zoning bylaw amendment
- New Animal Services Contracts
- Future of the City Greenhouse
- Dedicated Transit Support Workers
- E-scooter pilot
With April well underway, it is time for our monthly Ward 8 update.
This month's updates includes, but is not limited to:
- update on provincial advocacy,
- neighbourhood events,
- proposed changes along McKercher Dr,
- update greenhouse gas targets, and
- expanded affordable housing units.
This month's newsletter includes updates relating to:
- Ward 8 rezoning and discretionary use applications
- Community events taking place in Ward 8
- Updates from City Council
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District and associated District Plan,
- Delineating boundaries for the Northeast and Small Swale,
- An update on the Home Energy Loan Program (HELP), and
- The City’s Greenhouse facility.
Don't forget to keep an eye out for the printed newsletter delivered to every Ward 8 household this past week.
Happy Lunar New Year to those celebrating!
With the change in Council and Committee schedules, this email is coming out a bit sooner than in the past. City Council meetings are now taking place on Wednesday's which should offer more time to review the agenda. This newsletter touches on some items on the agenda including:
- a report on the downtown arena private partner,
- the emergency response plan for snow, and
- a climate budget.
There are also some fun community events coming up, including the Greystone annual Winter Fun Day and the Winter Play Program. Don't forget to check out more information under the Ward 8 section.
For those celebrating holidays during this time, I wish you a wonderful holiday season.
I wanted to sneak in one more newsletter before the end of the year. In this newsletter there are updates from City Council and specific to Ward 8. These include:
- changes to black bin schedules,
- tree protection bylaw,
- a new Urban Reserve Agreement, and
- an update on the Downtown Event and Entertainment District.
I hope you and your family have an opportunity to check out your local rink and cross-country ski trails. If you see volunteers from your Community Association, be sure to thank them for keeping the rink maintained. They've been hard at work ensuring great ice surfaces and public skate times.
This month's newsletter provides an update on both October and November City Council meetings and a look ahead at budget deliberations, which begin on Monday, November 28, 2022. Topics of interest include transit, Downtown Event and Entertainment District, climate action updates and changes to City Council meeting schedules.
I also want to take an opportunity to highlight the admission model changes at the Remai Modern. In October, admission is now by donation to the Remai Modern! This is due to a generous donation from the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. I hope you get a chance to head over to the space and check out the new atrium piece by Nick Cave. This piece will be unveiled formally next week.