January 23, 2012 10:57
Saskatoon has received AAA credit rating for over 10 years in a row. Standard and Poor's has completed their annual assessment and Saskatoon is only one of 3 cities in Canada to receive a AAA credit rating. This independent third party assessment is important because an impartial financial assessor tells us how well we do in managing our finances, and how we compare to other cities in Canada. Some quotes directly from the report:
"Saskatoon's economic fundamentals, in our view, are excellent.""The city has strong budgetary performance.""In 2010, Saskatoon debt burden was a manageable 3.2% of operating revenues.""In 2010, and since 2001, cash investments have been well above 1000% of debt service.""Saskatoon's financial management is sound, in our view.""Relative to both international and domestic peers, we view Saskatoon's operating balances to adjusted operating revenues as exceptional."
Here's how Saskatoon compares with other cities in Canada...
City Rating Outlook (as forecast by Standard and Poor's) Saskatoon AAA Stable Regina AA+ Negative Edmonton AA+ Stable Calgary AA+ Stable Winnipeg AA Stable Vancouver AA Stable Toronto AA Stable To view the rationale for Standard and Poor's assessment of the City of Saskatoon click the pdf below.Standard and Poor's 2012.pdf (386.00 kb)
January 3, 2012 15:58
Following its public meeting of December 14, 2011, the Municipal Wards Commission has released eight boundary options for the next election. The proposed boundaries are on display along the 2nd floor corridor of City Hall outside Committee Room "A". There are comment sheets available for any input citizens would like to provide. Our you can email your comments direct by clicking email@example.com.
The options will be presented at a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 7:00 pm in Committee Room "E" at City Hall. A final report is expected by Monday, February 6, 2012.
Some options recommend changes to Ward 5, while others recommend that the boundaries of Ward 5 remain the same. For more information about the Municipal Wards Commission and the proposed boundary changes click on this link to the City's website. Click on the files below to view all the proposed options...
Current Ward Map 2011.pdf (956.43 kb)2012_Option1.pdf (678.80 kb)2012_Option2.pdf (675.72 kb)2012_Option3.pdf (668.03 kb)2012_Option4.pdf (678.49 kb)2012_Option5.pdf (677.72 kb)2012_Option6.pdf (673.91 kb)2012_Option7.pdf (681.98 kb)2012_Option8.pdf (682.53 kb)
January 2, 2012 14:07
The Remai Art Gallery has been awarded the "2011 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence" from Canadian Architect Magazine. The proposed new gallery will be situated at River Landing. A public open house to view detailed drawings will be held at January 12 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm at TCU Place. Presentations will be made at 5:30 & 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.