On April 25, 2016, the Growth Plan to Half a Million was approved in principle by City Council. This represents the culmination of over two years of community input and technical work and it will set the stage for our city’s growth over the next 30 to 40 years!
Thank you to everyone that has participated along the way, providing thoughtful comments and questions that have not only helped to shape the plan but will also help us as we begin implementation. If you would like a copy of the final summary report, it is available HERE . This is only the beginning, so stay tuned! There will be many more opportunities for community engagement and input throughout implementation.
Feel free to contact Lesley Anderson, Project Manager, Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon if you would like more information or to discuss what this might mean for your community.
On April 18th, the Growth Plan to Half a Million will be brought to the City’s Governance and Priorities Committee for approval in principle. If approved by Committee, the Growth Plan will then go to City Council for final approval at their April 25th meeting. This represents the culmination of over two years of community input and technical work and it will set the stage for our city’s growth over the next 30 to 40 years!
If you’d like to provide comments to Committee, you can do this either by preparing a written submission or by requesting to speak through the Contact City Council form on the City’s website, www.saskatoon.ca/writetocouncil. Committee and Council meetings are also live-streamed and archived on the City’s website here: Watch Committee and Council
The agenda, including the final report for Governance and Priorities Committee is available here: Agenda
And finally, the Growth Plan Summary Report and more information is available on the project website at www.growingfwd.ca.
With this step, the development of the Growth Plan has wrapped up, but this just represents the start of the process! Your input will continue to play a key role as we move into implementing the key directions outlined in the Growth Plan, so stay tuned!
GROWTH PLAN SUMMIT
at Governance and Priorities Committee
Monday, March 14, 2016
City Council Chambers, City Hall
222 3rd Avenue NorthThe development of the Growth Plan to Half a Million (Growth Plan) for the City of Saskatoon is nearing completion! In advance of requesting a final decision on the Growth Plan, the Administration will be presenting the key directions of the Growth Plan’s major initiatives in a public Growth Plan Summit event as part of Council’s Governance and Priorities Committee meeting on March 14, 2016.
Along with presentations from the Administration on the major initiatives, the Summit will also include a presentation by Mr. Jarrett Walker, author of the book Human Transit, regarding transit planning principles and the recommendations for Saskatoon Transit included in the Growth Plan. Following these topics, stakeholders and members of the public will be invited to provide comments on the Growth Plan to Committee.
If you’d like to provide comments during the Summit, you can do this either by preparing a written submission or by requesting to speak through the Contact City Council form on the City’s website, here. The Summit will also be live-streamed on the City’s website if you are unable to attend in person: www.saskatoon.ca/watchcouncil .
More information on the Growth Plan can be found on the project website at www.growingfwd.ca. The Growth Plan to Half a Million will be brought forward to the Governance and Priorities Committee’s April 18, 2016 meeting for approval in principle.
2:00 – 2:20 p.m. Overall Context for the Growth Plan
2:20 – 3:00 p.m. Transportation Presentation
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 3:55 p.m. Corridor and Strategic Growth Presentation
3:55 – 5:35 p.m. Transit Presentation – including Jarret Walker, author of the book Human Transit
5:35 – 5:45 p.m. Active Transportation Plan Presentation
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. Break
6:45 – 7:00 p.m. Summary of Discussion
7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Requests to Speak (via City’s website) / Open Public Comment (without prior request)