With April well underway, it is time for our monthly Ward 8 update.
Having just finished the annual conference for SUMA, made up of hundreds elected officials across the province, we were busy at work to elevate the needs of municipalities across the province. This included supporting resolutions related to homelessness and liveable social support, PST on ticket events and emergency services contacts.
This months newsletter focuses on upcoming neighbourhood events and a reminder that feedback is still actively being sought for proposed changes along McKercher Driver. Items up for discussion at City Council include updated greenhouse gas targets, enabling more affordable housing units in Saskatoon and updating the budget policy to reflect the incoming climate budget.
As always, please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions or feedback.
Ward 8 Updates
McKercher Drive - Proposed Changes
The City is reviewing options for access to Duncan Crescent from McKercher Drive.
The proposed changes include changing access to Duncan Cres, details about the traffic light at McKercher/Degeer, changes to the pedestrian crossing light at Mount Allison and enhanced pedestrian safety.
A survey is currently underway to get feedback on these changes. It will remain open until April 28, 2023 to gauge neighbour feedback.
If you missed the open house on March 30, you can find all the slides and poster boards at the Engage Page.
Please take time to share your feedback on these proposed options.
There are lots of community events planned by our Community Associations or community members. These include:
Our Community Associations do great work in our neighbourhoods. Interested in learning more or joining the board? Check out your local one here:
Green cart rollout
It's almost time for our first collection of the green carts. Don't forget to check the schedule for your first pick-up.
Videos have been released about the program. Check out these short videos here.
There are also lots of great pieces of information and FAQ at saskatoon.ca/greencart.
The sixth amendment package for the Zoning Bylaw is underway. Topics covered in this amendment package include:
More information about this review can be found at saskatoon.ca/engage/zoning-bylaw-review.
Annual Iftar Dinner held at the Baitur Rahmat Mosque
Briarwood Community Association AGM
Winter in the Park hosted by the East College Park Community Association
Sikh Heritage Month Flag Raising
SUMA 2023 Annual Conference
City Council Meetings
Greenhouse Gas Targets
The City of Saskatoon established its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets in 2017 using best practises at the time. Since then, climate models and projections have
It is recommended that the City update its long-term GHG reduction target to net-zero by 2050. Furthermore, that the City use a science-based approach to set interim targets through the planned Low Emission Community Plan refresh set for 2024-2025.
Multi-Year Business Plan and Budget Policy
What's happening in Ward 8!
Here are some other great things happening in Ward 8 soon or put on by members of our community.
Sarina Gersher - Ward 8 Councillor