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Reconciliation Artwork Unveiling

On behalf of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the City of Saskatoon, you are invited to attend the upcoming unveiling event for the Where Our Paths Cross Reconciliation Commemorative Artwork, “The Coming Spring,” on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Victoria Park (Spading Crescent West, between Ave D and Ave E).

Unveiling Event
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM Pipe ceremony
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee and bannock
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Unveiling Ceremony

“The Coming Spring,” by Canadian artist, Gordon Reeve, was commissioned by the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the City of Saskatoon, with funding from the Government of Canada. Its creation is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action, No. 79: educating and creating a sense of shared awakening.

Public Space Design Charrette

Residents of the Nutana neighbourhood are invited to participate in a design charrette to discuss options for the public space created by the closure of 14th Street between Temperance Street and Lansdowne Avenue (next to D’lish Cafe). The meeting will be jointly hosted by the City of Saskatoon, Transportation and Urban Design Divisions.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Starting at 1:00 pm

Please join us to discuss your ideas for this new public space. The meeting will be held in the public space, just outside of D’lish Cafe.

Please send comments to:
Nathalie Baudais, Transportation Engineer
Transportation & Utilities Department, City of Saskatoon
Email: nathalie.baudais@saskatoon.ca
Phone: 306-986-3097

I am the Bridge

I am the Bridge
It’s okay to talk about racism!

Everyone can ‘be the bridge’ to ending racism in Saskatoon by generating ideas of inclusion among residents of the city.

The City of Saskatoon wants to encourage and invite you to talk about racism and ways to eliminate it by sharing videos of your experiences and messages of inclusion.

Racism is a global issue, not unique to Saskatoon. Racism is influenced by a range of historical, social, political and economic factors. It takes different forms in different contexts. An understanding of the nature of racism is essential in order to recognize and counter it successfully.

Share your personal story and messages by answering three questions:
1. What does racism mean to you?
2. How have you experienced racism?
3. I am the bridge to ending racism in Saskatoon by…

You can answer these questions by recording a video on any mobile device (Apple or Android) or computer with a webcam using the OneStory application. Collected personal stories will be woven together to create a final video and public education campaign that will include billboards and social media posts.

Choose to be the bridge. Share your story. Visit OneStory today

New Citizen Advisory Panel

New Citizen Advisory Panel – Help us build a better Saskatoon!

The City of Saskatoon would like to invite you to join our new Citizen Advisory Panel. As a part of this panel, you will be invited to provide your input on a range of topics that affect our City, from specific feedback on programs and services, to broader decisions that affect the direction of our City.

You will receive occasional survey invitations and when you participate, you will have the chance to win some great prizes. To get us started, everyone who signs up for the Citizen Advisory Panel before May 31st, 2016 will be eligible to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.

We are excited to hear from you. Registration is quick and easy, so join today! https://saskatoon.ca/citizen-advisory-panel

Saskatoon Outdoor Public Spaces are Smoke Free

As of January 1, 2016, changes to Bylaw No. 8286 The Smoking Control Bylaw, prohibit smoking or vaping in outdoor public spaces owned or operated by the City of Saskatoon such as parks, playgrounds, sports fields, spray pads, outdoor and paddling pools, skateboard sites, golf courses, tennis courts, dog parks, public squares and areas around civic buildings.


City of Saskatoon 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 (no longer valid). 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)

Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners Public Consultation

“Creating a Culture of Community Safety”
Tuesday June 16th 7-9pm at the Farmer’s Market (inside)

This is the first time that the Police Commission has hosted a public forum for a long time. This as a very timely opportunity to have a dialogue with the community about community safety, to hear directly from residents about their experiences and ideas.

The Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners is holding a public consultation to hear directly from Saskatoon residents about these issues:
– Does our community feel safe to you, to your friends and to your neighbours?
– What tells you whether our community feels safe or not?
– Who has the responsibility for creating a safe community?
– What do you believe should be the areas of greatest focus going forward by the police service and other agencies?

This is an opportunity to speak directly to the Saskatoon Board of Police Commissioners on “Creating a culture of community safety,” an issue that affects every one of us.

More information can be found here

City Hall Open House on the 2016 Budget

Monday June 15th 6-9pm at City Hall

This will be a meeting hosted by City Council directly to discuss the pressure points and priorities for the 2016 City Budget. This is a new and important step in the budgeting process – to invite residents into the discussion months before the City Budget is debated at City Council.

From 6-7pm there will be a “Councillor Conversation Corner” where you can meet with Councillors and the Mayor and talk about your thoughts on the budget. From 7-9pm there will be a special Executive Committee of Mayor and Council to discuss the Budget. The Public is invited to make submissions to this meeting – you are required to submit a request to present by 8am on Monday morning through this site: https://www.saskatoon.ca/write-letter-council

We hope this will be an opportunity for residents to better understand what makes up the City Budget and how budget decisions are made, and also to hear from residents about what you want to see reflected in the next City budget. Please come if you can. You can find more information about the Open House here.