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Reminder: Variety of ways for public to share feedback on three ward boundary options

For immediate release: September 11, 2019 - 2:24pm
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The Saskatoon Municipal Wards Commission continues to seek additional insight and information from residents of Saskatoon as the Commission looks to realign new ward boundaries in preparation for the municipal and school board elections in fall 2020.

Save the Date! The Municipal Wards Commission will hold its second public consultation on three potential ward boundary options on September 25, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Committee Room ‘E’ at City Hall. Residents are invited to share their verbal or written submissions with the Commission at this consultation event. There is an accessible entrance, and parking is available in the City Hall staff parking lot behind City Hall, 4th Avenue entrance.

Other ways to share your feedback with the Commission: If you can’t make the in-person meeting on September 25, there are a number of other convenient ways to share your comments and preferences:

The City of Saskatoon is divided into ten wards. The Cities Act requires that each ward must contain –as nearly as is reasonably possible– the same population size, with ward populations varying by no more than 10% from the average ward population. With an evenly distributed population in each ward, all Saskatoon residents are then equally represented by City Councillors.

The Commission considered public feedback received through the first public meeting held in June 2019 and through the online survey prior to developing the three potential ward boundary options. Reshaping ward boundaries to ensure all ten wards comply with the legislated population range will affect the boundaries of some other wards as well.

In developing new boundary options, the Commission considered the current population of each ward along with the projected future population growth throughout Saskatoon.

All public input received will be taken into consideration by the Municipal Wards Commission. For more information visit saskatoon.ca/wardboundaries or call 306-975-3240