Safety and security are so important for all of our residents, and I believe every neighbourhood in Saskatoon should be a safe neighbourhood.
In 2020, safety has taken on a new meaning as we work to keep each other safe from COVID-19. We are also addressing serious safety challenges on our streets driven by trauma, poverty, addictions and mental health crises. Cities across the country are facing these same challenges.
We are in a crucial moment where the collaborative approach I have taken is bringing agencies, government, Indigenous organizations, and business together to deliver outcomes.
And we are seeing the results.
I believe building community safety and well-being requires three steps be taken at the same time – this has been a focus of my work so far, and there is more work to do.
I am committed to reducing homicides, getting more people off the streets and into housing, and more youth finishing school and getting jobs instead of turning to gangs, and fixing unsafe properties.