Updates

Safety and the Well-Being of Our Community

It is becoming clear we have a growing crisis in our community. People are dying from drug-related violence and from overdoses. Families are being torn apart. Emergency responders are being stretched thin.

City Council Highlights, Sept 2019

03OCT 2019City Council HighlightsBelow are some of the highlights from the September Council and Committee meetings. Full reporting can always be viewed at saskatoon.ca/meeting. Farmers’ Market Update The City is seeking solutions that bring a market together with...

Report to the Community on the NACTO Conference

Earlier this week I was in Toronto for the NACTO Annual Conference, the National Association of City Transportation Officials. This is mostly an association of American cities, and it was the first time the conference was held outside the USA.

City Council Highlights, Aug 2019

05SEPT 2019City Council HighlightsBelow are some of the highlights from the August Council and Committee meetings. Full reporting can always be viewed at saskatoon.ca/meeting. Low Emissions Community Plan This month City Council took positive steps forward with the...

Getting the Basics Right

22AUG 2019Getting the Basics RightFive years ago I remember having residents call me feeling embarrassed when they had visitors come to town because of the state of our roads and sidewalks. I remember summers as a City Councillor that were consumed by conversations...

Building a Resilient, Sustainable Community

12AUG 2019Building a Resilient, Sustainable CommunityFor far too long the debate about climate change has been stifled by the false idea that there is some impossible divide between the economy and the environment. In Saskatoon, it is time to overcome this divide and...

Council Highlights, June 2019

Multi-Year Budgeting
City Council has instructed City staff to look for ways that the Administration’s proposed tax increases for 2020 and 2021 could be made lower. Their initial projections to maintain civic services involved raises of 3.94% and 4.17% for 2020 and 2021, and the admin has been asked to come up with options for how these numbers can be lowered.

It takes courage to build a better community

21JUNE 2019It takes courage to build a better communityOn November 16, 1984, Chief Wallace Tawpisin from Muskeg Lake sent a letter to Mayor Cliff Wright of Saskatoon about acquiring a parcel of land in the Sutherland area to create an urban reserve. This was an...

Council Highlights, May 2019

08JUNE 2019City Council Highlights Here are the top 5 highlights from the Council and Committee meetings in May.Flood Control Strategy The City has moved forward with plans to address flooding in some of the worst-hit areas of the city. The federal government recently...

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