Saskatoon mayor looking forward to develop tech sector, make metropolis safer, promote range – Saskatoon

Safety, more job creation, downtown development and more inclusion were the areas the city needs to focus on in terms of growth, said Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark.

In his State of the City address to the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Clark looked to the next 15 years.

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Clark said he wants the downtown area to thrive, which means he helps businesses grow. Part of that could be the high tech sector.

He said the city is already in talks with some companies and startups to use their employees to analyze city data, for example.

“How often do people put out trash cans or bins, or what are the activities in parks that we can learn from and see what’s going on or how traffic is being used,” he said.

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Clark said this would create jobs in the city and help improve services.

At the same time, he said he wanted to make downtown a safe place to live and work.

“When the weather is warmer, we see more rubbish, more rubbish, more tramps just hanging out with nowhere to go,” he said.

He said the city is looking for a second location for The Lighthouse to relocate some services and reduce congestion.

He also pointed out the need to invest more in supportive housing like Edwards Manor, a rental housing project designed to help the homeless.

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“This is a facility that has psychologists, nurses, elders and cultural support on-site,” he said.

“While this requires resources, it is still far cheaper than managing people in emergency rooms, ambulances, prison cells, and the streets of our downtown and Riversdale counties.”

Clark said Alternative Response Police officers, dedicated to solving downtown problems, started their work last week.

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