Updates tagged

sustainability

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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - January Edition | 2020

In brief, here are five items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2020 City Council meeting.

  • Facilitating waste diversion for the business sector
  • Regulation of nuisance properties
  • Corridor Transformation Plan
  • Sidewalk infill prioritization criteria
  • Downtown Event and Entertainment District - Update
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Ward 8 Update
Youth Climate Action Forum

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.

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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - December Edition | 2019

In brief, here are five items of public interest that were discussed during the December 2019 City Council meeting.

  • Landfill Infrastructure Replacement and Recovery Park Site Design Options
  • Corporate Climate Adaptation Strategy
  • Naming Rights, Sponsorship and Advertising
  • Governance Review – Business Improvement Districts
  • Riverbank Development Control Bylaws
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City Council in Brief
2020/2021 Multi-Year Budget

This is the first multi-year budget for the City of Saskatoon. A great summary of all things related to the budget can be found on the City's website.

In summary, the 2020 and 2021 budget includes:

  • Greater investment in core services - parks, sidewalks, transit, roads, bridges
  • Transit service expansion into Brighton in 2021
  • Focus on Growth Plan implementation and Corridor Planning/Infill Development
  • Beginning implementation of Low Emissions Community Plan through multiple community and corporate initiatives
  • Address the growing backlog of property maintenance and nuisance complaints
  • Approved borrowing for the Saskatoon Public Library's new Central Library
  • Approved resources needed to tackle the increasing pressures of higher rates of crime/severity in Saskatoon and to keep citizens safe
  • Investments in utility-related projects, to maintain safe and reliable services
  • Beginning to meaningfully resolve the historical waste services deficit
  • Continued prioritization of investment in snow and ice management
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - September Edition | 2019

In brief, here are six items of public interest that were discussed during the September 2019 City Council meeting.

  • Farmers’ Market Building Update
  • Curbside Residential Recycling Service Levels for 2020 and Beyond
  • Saskatoon Public Library - Business Case
  • Sharing Prosperity through Reconciliation - Protocol Agreement with the Saskatoon Tribal Council
  • Triple Bottom Line City Council Policy
  • Kahkewistahaw Urban Reserve Creation
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - August Edition | 2019

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
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - April Edition

In brief, here are two items of public interest that were discussed during the May 2019 City Council meeting.

  • Bus Rapid Transit Routes
  • Downtown Active Transportation Network
  • Climate Change Projections and Possible Impacts
  • Downtown Event and Entertainment District
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - March Edition

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
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - February Edition

In brief, here are two items of public interest that were discussed during the February 2019 City Council meeting.

  • Recycling Services for 2020 and Beyond
  • Parking Time Restrictions in Residential Neighbourhoods 
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - January Edition

In brief, here are three items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2019 City Council meeting.

  • Curbside Waste and Organics Program Update
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Strategic Plan
  • Decorative Lighting Bylaw