Our quality of life in Saskatoon is one of our greatest strengths. Families that have moved away are moving back here because of this. People are choosing to come here from all over the world, attracted by our neighbourhoods, our parks, and our sports and cultural facilities that help keep people healthy and active.
When I was first elected in 2006, people’s pride in our city was shaken. There was a feeling that young people were all moving away, people were ashamed of our streets and sidewalks, and we had bridges failing before our eyes. Today, we have incredible facilities to support people to thrive, and people are now telling me how proud they feel of their neighbourhoods. We have been able to make these investments, and in 2020, still provide the lowest tax increase in a decade.
It is so important for people to feel proud of their city and see a strong future for themselves here. Building quality of life has been a focus of my first term, and there is still important work to do.