The First 365 Days: Report to Citizens
It has been one year since the current City Council was sworn into office.
This has been a year of laying the foundation for building a successful city into the future.
We have developed a set of strategic priorities for City Council to focus on, established a new leadership model for City governance and have been strengthening key institutional and community partnerships needed to create the innovations that can tackle the challenges of the future.
Here are some of the highlights of what we have accomplished or initiated so far:
Passed the 2017 budget
Initiated a lead pipe replacement program
Resurfacing and replacement plan for:
- 226km of roads
- 13.7km of sidewalk
- 37.9km of water, sanitary, and storm line pipes
Supported the end of the three-year labour dispute with the Amalgamated Transit Union,
Laid the groundwork for a formal MOU with the University of Saskatchewan
Negotiated a framework for regional growth
Served as Grand Marshall in the Saskatoon Pride Parade,
Supported further implementation of the TRC Calls to Action
Hosted the prime minister at City Hall for the first time in 30 years
Established an MOU to collaborate with the Saskatoon Tribal Council
Participated on the national Mayors’ Task Force on Opioids.
Established a roundtable with the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association and the development community to address barriers to infill,
Launched the Cut the Red Tape initiative
Partnership with Downtown Saskatoon
Played a leadership role in the province-wide response to the provincial budget cut to Grants in Lieu of Taxes.
Opened the Remai Modern,
- National panel on infrastructure at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Conference,
- International Downtown Association conference on downtowns and creating inclusive communities, and
- National Broadbent Institute conference on progressive municipalities.