Addressing security, creating extra jobs, creating downtown and being extra inclusive have been the areas Saskatoon mayor Charlie Clark stated town must give attention to when it comes to development.
Clark appeared to the subsequent 15 years in his State of the City Handle to the Better Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Thursday.
Clark stated he desires to see the downtown thrive, that means serving to companies develop. A part of that might be the excessive tech sector.
He stated town is already in talks with some corporations and start-ups about utilizing their employees to do issues like analyze metropolis information.
“How usually are folks placing rubbish bins out or assortment bins out, or what are the actions in parks that we are able to study from and to see what’s occurring or the transit use,” he stated.
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Clark stated this might create job alternatives within the metropolis and assist enhance companies.
On the similar time, he stated he additionally desires to make the downtown a protected place for folks to stay and work.
“With hotter climate we’re seeing extra rubbish, extra trash, extra vagrant folks simply form of hanging round with nowhere to go,” he stated.
He stated town is a second location for The Lighthouse to maneuver some companies and make issues much less congested.
He additionally pointed to the necessity to make investments extra in supportive housing like Edwards Manor, a rental housing venture to assist these experiencing homelessness.
“This can be a facility that has on-site psychologists, nurses, Elders and cultural help,” he stated.
“Whereas this takes sources it’s nonetheless far cheaper than managing folks in emergency rooms, ambulances, jail cells and within the streets of our downtown and Riversdale districts.”
Clark stated different response law enforcement officials, devoted to addressing points downtown, began work final week.
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