MY RECORD ON COUNCIL SINCE 2010
- Lowest property tax increases among major cities on the prairies, averaging 3.99% per year
- Second lowest municipal property tax rates per capita for major cities on the prairies
- Seniors' Tax Deferral Program introduced in 2012 (first city in Saskatchewan)
- $4.1 Million extra added for road maintenance and repair 2012
- Almost doubled budget for pot hole repair
- $250 000 for planning the North Bridge an Perimeter Road
Recycling / Cosmo:
- Opposed mandatory curbside recycling in Saskatoon. Nevertheless, Council has approved a mandatory curbside program, which will begin in 2013. The cost is $4-$5 per month, which will be added to your utility bill.
- Argued to protect Cosmo during the entire recycling debate.
Police, Crime and Safety:
- $3.9 Million added to the police budget
- 6 new Police Officers added 2012
- Crime rate in Saskatoon on a decline
- Two balanced budgets in a row
- Maintained AAA credit rating
- Lowest total debt levels per capita, when compared to Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary
- Plans are underway for the development of a North Bridge and Perimeter Road, outside the city limits. The Province and private sector will take the lead on this, and partner with the City of Saskatoon.
- Plans are underway for the construction of a "Commuter Bridge" inside city limits, which will cross the river just north of Silverwood. This bridge is expected to open in 2016.
Waste Water Treatment Plant:
- $10 Million added for Waste Water Treatment plant upgrades
- Part of the plan involves covering areas where the most odour is given off
AS YOUR COUNCILLOR I WILL...
- CONTINUE INCREASING FUNDING FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE
- PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT IN OUR CITY
- SUPPORT INITIATIVES THAT PROMOTE PROSPERITY
- PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS
We must focus on responsible stewardship of your tax dollars. Randy will ensure fiscal responsibility and accountability.
We must focus on the basics. Since Randy joined Council, $4.1 Million was added to road maintenance in 2012. Randy will push for steady increases to our road maintenance budget so we can see improvement in our road network in Saskatoon.
CRIME AND SAFETY:
Our Police Service has implemented initiatives that have caused crime rates to drop in Saskatoon over the past several years. Randy will give our oficers the resources and support they need to do their job, and provide a safe and secure place for our families.
Randy will continue to advocate for a North Bridge and Perimeter Road, as well as a new commuter bridge. We have seen significant progress in the past year, but we must keep moving forward to see these projects completed as soon as possible. These additional river crossings will allow more traffic to flow between the North East and North West side of our city, taking pressure off Circle Dr N, Attridge, Warman Rd, Millar Avenue, and 51st Street.
Saskatoon is on the verge of greatness, ready to emerge as an economic and cultural leader in Canada. Randy will proceed with a pro-growth agenda, while realizing that we also need to focus on the basics and improve our infrastructure.