Ward 8 Updates

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Ward 8 Update
Speed Limit Review - Technical Report and Survey Results

The speed limits on residential streets are under review in Saskatoon, following comments from residents concerned about safety during neighbourhood traffic reviews throughout the city. Results from this spring’s surveys will be presented to City Council’s Standing Policy Committee on Transportation on June 7 along with collision statistics and current speed limits in other Canadian cities.

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Ward 8 Update
Arrival of Transit in Brighton

After much anticipation, Transit is coming to Brighton on May 31, 2021.

As of May 31, 2021 riders can request a trip to and from any transit stop throughout the entire city including Brighton and the new Costco! This service will be available from Monday to Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., transfer-free or with connections to our high frequency corridors.

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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - April 2021

In brief, this post highlights six items of public interest that were discussed during the April 2021 City Council meeting.

Highlights include:

  • a progress report on the Climate Action Plan
  • information on the Victoria Avenue bikeway, pedestrian and traffic safety improvements. 
  • next steps in envisioning Downtown's Entertainment District and Bus Rapid Transit
  • presentation of 2020 local government election disclosures.
  • approval of the University Sector Plan.
  • Extension of temporary asphalt parking patios.
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Ward 8 Update
Foxtail Barley Enforcement 2021

The City received a report back in March 2021 outlining the Administration's plan to enforce Foxtail Barley proactively for the 2021 season. Due to time constraints in March, the report was only considered by the Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development and Community Services in April. This blog post provides an update of the measures proposed.

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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - March 2021

In brief, this post highlights five items of public interest that were discussed during the March 2021 City Council meeting. 

Highlights include:

  • information on the amendments to the Brighton Concept Plan
  • welcoming the new City Clerk, Adam Tittemore. 
  • confirmation of the municipal tax policy, including a detailed analysis on best practices. 
  • approval in principle of the Urban Forest Management Plan.
  • update on leaves of absences and supports for member of City Council.
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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - February 2021

In brief, this post highlights four items of public interest that were discussed during the February 2021 City Council meeting. 

Highlights include:

  • information on a PACE Financing program that provides financing for home owners to undertake home energy retrofits, renewable energy installations and water conservation projects. 
  • progress on the permanent outdoor festival site at Friendship Park.
  • finalization of the bylaw to prohibit businesses from conducting conversion therapy.
  • Platinum Certification that was provided to the City of Saskatoon in recognition of our high quality of data reporting.
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Get Involved
Speed Limit Review Survey

Have you heard about discussions regarding speed limits in residential neighbourhoods? Perfect, we want to hear from you!

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Get Involved
Brighton Concept Plan Amendment

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.

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City Council in Brief
City Council in Brief - January 2021

In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the January 2021 City Council meeting.

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Ward 8 Update
Carbon Monoxide Detectors

I know carbon monoxide poisoning has been top of mind for many neighbours. At today's City Council meeting, I put forward a motion that the Mayor and I have been working on. It was unanimously supported and included reporting on the following:

  • Information on the current approach and requirements on carbon monoxide alarms in properties in the City of Saskatoon
  • What options are available to require carbon monoxide detectors in buildings older than 2009
  • A review of best practices of how other cities have addressed this challenge