February 16, 2012 14:17
The Municipal Wards Commission has approved new ward boundaries for the 2012 Civic Election. There were no changes to Ward 5. However, there are significant changes to Wards 1 & 6, with adjustments to Wards 4 & 10.
The Municipal Wards Commission operates separate and apart from City Council. By law, a review of the ward maps was required due to Saskatoon's rapid population growth. Whenever the population of one or more wards has a variance of greater than 10% from the average, new wards must be drawn. Click the pdf below to view the new Ward Map which will be used in the 2012 Civic Election.
2012 Revised Ward Boundary Map.pdf (728.73 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)
December 9, 2011 22:42
The current boundaries came into effect in 2009, and under The Cities Act each ward has to have roughly the same population. However, a recent review discovered population shifts outside legal limits in three wards. The Municipal Wards Commission will establish new ward boundaries, to be in effect for the Municipal/School Boards elections to be held on October 24, 2012. Aside from population trends, the Commission must also contemplate any special diversity or community of interest present in the ward.
The Municipal Wards Commission will hold a public consultation meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in Committee Room “E”, City Hall. Saskatoon citizens are invited to attend this meeting to offer their input on their city voting boundaries. Written submissions are preferred; however, attendees are free to give oral presentations. All public input will be considered by the Commission.
Written submissions, which must include the writer’s name and address, should be forwarded to the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 222 – 3rd Avenue N, Saskatoon SK, S7K 0J5, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once drafted, the options will be presented at a public hearing to be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in Committee Room “E”. A final report is expected by Monday, February 6, 2012.