reconciliation and inclusion
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
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 newsletters offers opportunities to participate in the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Community Association events, On Demand Transit updates and some "trash talk" (think waste utility). Read more for other City Council and Ward 8 updates.
- Renaming of Shakamohtaa Street
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
In brief, this post highlights five items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2022 City Council meetings.
- City of Saskatoon 2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan
- Comprehensive COVID-19 Update
- Discussions on new White Buffalo Youth Lodge/City Centre Recreation Facility
- River Landing's Hoist the Hoops update
- Leave of Absence Policy for Members of City Council.
In brief, this post highlights five items of public interest that were discussed during the December 2021 City Council meetings.
- Temporary Wellness Shelter
- Downtown Event and Entertainment District Advisory Group
- Elm Disposal Changes at Landfill
- Groundwater Protection Policy
- COVID-19 Update
In brief, this post highlights six items of public interest that were discussed during the August 2021 City Council meeting.
- COVID-19: Mask mandate and next steps
- Updates on the curbside organics program and waste utility
- Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Farmers' Market Update, including timelines
- Leave of Absence Policy
- Report back on the 2021 Municipal Election
In brief, this post highlights two items of public interest that were discussed during the July 2021 City Council meeting.
- Guidelines for scattering cremated remains into the river.
- Enactment of the Drainage Bylaw.
In brief, this post highlights five items of public interest that were discussed during the June 2021 City Council meeting.
- Renaming of John A. Macdonald Road.
- Amendment of the Knox United Church Heritage bylaw.
- Renewal of the Civic Conservatory
- Party Bicycle Pilot Program
- Options for the 14th St Parklet