In brief, here are five items of public interest that were discussed during the February 2020 City Council meeting.
- Short-Term Accommodation Regulation
- Bicycle Bylaw Update
- Off-Leash Areas and Bylaw Updates
- The Green Infrastructure Strategy
- Accessibility Considerations for Curbside Solid Waste Collection
It's going to be a busy couple of years for the Transportation Division. Take a look at the approved projects in their division from the 2020 and 2021 multi-year budget. A few highlights include permanent installations from Neighbourhood Traffic Reviews, focus on improving sidewalk and curb cuts and continued work on active transportation.
Find the photos below, or a PDF copy here.
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
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.
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
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
In brief, here are three items of public interest that were discussed during the November 2019 City Council meeting.
- Transit Detour Process
- Governance Review of Controlled Corporations
- Bicycle Bylaw Update
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
Ward 8 residents, please note that the new municipal ward boundaries (starting November 9, 2020) have been established. The changes specific to Ward 8 have Brevoort Park moving to Ward 6, and Wildwood coming from Ward 9 to Ward 8. As such, the Ward 8 neighbourhoods for the 2020 municipal and school boards' election include: Briarwood, Brighton (Holmwood Sector), College Park, East College Park, Greystone Heights, Hillcrest Management Area and Wildwood.
For the Briarwood Neighbourhood Traffic Review, 9 draft recommendations were put forward to the public consultation event held on October 15, 2019. We had a great community discussion about the proposed recommendations, and community members shared their support for initiatives as well as suggested other opportunities through this process.