State of Saskatoon is strong, says mayor
Saskatoon is a city in pursuit of perfection, according to Mayor Don Atchison's 'State of the City' address.
He read out a long list of the Bridge City's accomplishments at TCU Place on Friday, all with a underlying theme.
"This is about embracing change. Leading change has its challenges, but that's what leaders do," he said.
The mayor spoke on Saskatoon's population growth, decreased crime rates and building permits hitting $1 billion.
He even joked that potholes are currently the city's biggest problem.
The address was not without controversy, and the new police station and art gallery came up as hot topics.
"A lot of people say 'it isn't required, you can just rennovate," said Atchison.
"How many of you have done a home rennovation, and brought it in on budget? I think the answer is 'I wish I hadn't started'."
The mayor pointed to a report in spite of criticism that the River Landing project is losing money, which shows the development will turn a minimum profit of $8 million.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Jared Knoll.