Both in our community and across the world, there are public policy conversations happening about encouraging or requiring people to wear masks when inside certain public spaces. These conversations are happening in Saskatoon as well, and there has been a lot of public interest in this.
As part of the provincial government’s economic recovery plan, all municipalities in the province were provided with funding for infrastructure projects. Last month, part of this funding was allocated to neighbourhood traffic improvements, sidewalk rehabilitation, the construction of a Downtown festival site, and freeway safety improvements.
The provincial government has provided all municipalities in the province with per capita funding for infrastructure improvements, and the City of Saskatoon is eligible for $35.53M from this program.
In April City Council made decisions on the City’s spring and summer operations. There were a series of principles that the City used in this work, with public health and safety as the most important.
Over the past couple of years, the City and the University of Saskatchewan have been working together more strategically and more deliberately.