As I look back on 2019, I’m proud of the work that our community has done to build a strong and thriving city—both now and for the generations to come. Here are just some of the highlights from the past year at City Hall.
The City administration has been doing work to figure out what sort of impacts a changing climate will have on the City of Saskatoon—and what sort of precautions we can take to minimize these risks.
Below are some of the highlights from Council and Committee in November. Full agendas can be found at saskatoon.ca/meeting.
02DEC 20192020-21 BudgetMuch of the focus during budget time is on the tax increase. This is important, as it has an impact on every resident in the community. I am proud that this year we will bring in the lowest property tax increase in over a decade.But there is...
Mayor Clark in Ottawa for Western Economic Solutions Task Force; Meets with Prime Minister Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Freeland
Mayor Charlie Clark was in Ottawa yesterday for the first meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities – Western Economic Solutions Task Force (WEST). While there, he also participated in a roundtable meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and municipal leaders from across the country.
City Council is working to build a successful city. We want residents to know that we are looking for every means possible to be as cost-effective and efficient as possible – how we can do more and better, for less money.
If you spent some time this summer driving or biking through City Park or Riversdale, you probably hit some roadblocks and detours. Block after block of roadway was closed so that the streets, sidewalks, and water mains could be reconstructed. Another improvement made during this time was that the hundred-year-old lead water lines from the water main to people’s houses were being replaced.
Below are some of the highlights from October Council and committee meetings. Full agendas can be found at saskatoon.ca/meeting.
This is a moment when our citizens are looking to us as leaders to sit down and problem solve, to have honest and direct discussions to find answers to the tough issues we face. This is what I try to do in my role as Mayor every day and we need to do as a country right now.
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.