In brief, here are four items of public interest that were discussed during the April 2020 City Council meeting.
I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. I would like to thank all community members for your effort in trying to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community by following the measures put in place by all levels of government.
While our Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments are keeping their websites up to date, I wanted to take this chance to summarize some of the impacts and changes in our community during this unprecedented moment in time.
In brief, here are three items of public interest that were discussed during the March 2020 City Council meeting.
- COVID-19 Update
- Briarwood Neighbourhood Traffic Review (SPC Transportation)
- Transit Corridor Parking Standards Adjustment
In this update, I've provided some important links to stay up to date on information regarding COVID-19 from the City of Saskatoon, The Government of Saskatchewan, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. Additionally, you can check out this support resource list for businesses and individuals and a compilation of community resources.
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