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Old Posted Aug 16, 2016, 6:33 PM
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Here is what I think

The chances of new towers going up

Atchison - probably

Clark - after hearing what the over 65 club likes for market mall - not good chances

Dayday - yes but north of industrial by arena

Moore - yes as long as they are not higher than 3 stories and are made of brick

lol just a funny thought
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2016, 9:14 PM
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this is shaping up to be an interesting election:

You have Atchison, whom everyone knows and either dislikes or dislikes him more.

Clark who is against the way the city has been growing despite being on council the last 2 terms, and partially responsible for it, I'm interested to learn what his actual platform is, haven't really heard anything except that he's an alternative to Atchison.

Dayday, same as Atchison.

Moore, who seems to be in the anti-development camp, reading her interview in the neighbourhood express, is opposed to the south downtown...still, even though the ship has sailed. Just an aside, her partner in business and life is Lenore Sywstun.
Do you think it is coincidence that on the same day as her announcement the heritage society tries to stake claim to the 3rd Ave united church?
To be fair, she isn't opposed to it. She is opposed to how it's been dealt with, as I would assume much of the city's population is.

"One of the major issues she sees coming up in the campaign is the south downtown, and whether too much time and money has gone into its development, along with tax abatements for the upcoming hotel and condo development.
People are frustrated about how long it’s taken to get shovels in the ground — and they’re not in yet, she noted."
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2016, 1:02 AM
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Here is what I think

The chances of new towers going up

Atchison - probably

Clark - after hearing what the over 65 club likes for market mall - not good chances

Dayday - yes but north of industrial by arena

Moore - yes as long as they are not higher than 3 stories and are made of brick

lol just a funny thought
Yes, couldnt have said it better
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2016, 8:17 AM
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I'm curious, what are people's thoughts on the election? We should all be engaged, especially being on this forum, so I find it interesting this thread isn't more active.

Do you feel Atch will continue on? Do you feel the "progressive" side is split? Do you have any intuitions of any other non-incumbent other newcomers joining? I would love to hear any and all perspectives and have a respectful and forward conversation.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2016, 4:44 PM
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I agree that the level of interest in the civic election is very low and would expect it to to that way until after Labour Day, when things traditionally heat up. Unfortunately, I don't think it will get any more interesting come fall.
As much as I've had some personal disagreements with Atch through the years I do believe that he has been a very good mayor for Saskatoon. That being said, I think his time is up and expect to see Mayor Charlie later this fall.
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I agree that the level of interest in the civic election is very low and would expect it to to that way until after Labour Day, when things traditionally heat up. Unfortunately, I don't think it will get any more interesting come fall.
As much as I've had some personal disagreements with Atch through the years I do believe that he has been a very good mayor for Saskatoon. That being said, I think his time is up and expect to see Mayor Charlie later this fall.
I believe that Ms. Moore should be considered a serious candidate and could be a true dark horse, she launched at the right time, will be fresh going into September. Charlie started strong, not sure how he'll finish. Atch has been a mayor and has overseen some great growth over the last 13 years. This is a tough one, I think atch loses to Moore in a low voter turnout. I think she has more credibility then Charlie.
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Old Posted Aug 24, 2016, 1:16 AM
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I believe that Ms. Moore should be considered a serious candidate and could be a true dark horse, she launched at the right time, will be fresh going into September. Charlie started strong, not sure how he'll finish. Atch has been a mayor and has overseen some great growth over the last 13 years. This is a tough one, I think atch loses to Moore in a low voter turnout. I think she has more credibility then Charlie.
Here are my two cents
Atch has been a decent mayor and has got plenty done. However, in the process of getting things done there are always people who disagree with his decisions so Atch has lots of "baggage" so to speak.
Charlie Clark is a viable alternative to Atch if it is really time for a change. He has done an admirable job as a city councillor and has experience.
I see Moore as no viable option. No experience on council and not a strong business background. She has no hope of my vote.
Dayday's ship has sailed and is definitely not a viable option. We voted him out for many reasons once before and I wish him well in retirement. I voted him out once and I never want to have to vote him out again.
My vote will be going to Clark or Atch.
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2016, 5:17 AM
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The candidate's views on a prospective new arena:

http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local...downtown-arena
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2016, 5:17 AM
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Kelley Moore as a potential dark horse:

https://t.co/L17J2wCgdF
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Old Posted Aug 26, 2016, 2:03 AM
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Honestly I can't forsee any reality in which I would vote for Dayday. His comments on the study for the arena clearly show he is incapable of forward thinking or even considering that the people and businesses of this cities views may have changed in 30 years.
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Mayoral Candidates Call for Release of Preliminary Budget:

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Old Posted Sep 16, 2016, 1:33 PM
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Atchison leads Clark with Moore third, poll says

PHIL TANK, SASKATOON STARPHOENIX
Published on: September 16, 2016 | Last Updated: September 16, 2016 4:00 AM CST

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Saskatoon’s mayoral race is still shaping up as a contest between Mayor Don Atchison and Coun. Charlie Clark, but newcomer Kelley Moore has jumped to third, a new poll suggests.

Atchison led the latest Mainstreet Research/Postmedia Network Inc. poll with support from 29 per cent of respondents, unchanged from a July poll, followed by Clark at 24 per cent, down slightly from July, but within the poll’s margin of error.

Moore has taken third place with 18 per cent from former mayor Henry Dayday, who has dropped to five per cent. Undecided voters account for 22 per cent of respondents.

“We’re seeing a real dynamic,” Mainstreet Research vice-president David Valentin said. “It could end up being a three-way race, and a very exciting three-way race.”

The telephone poll, which mixed land lines and cellphones of 802 Saskatoon residents, was conducted on Tuesday. It is considered accurate within 3.46 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

Atchison led among both men and women voters, with 28 per cent and 30 per cent respectively. Clark was close behind among men with 26 per cent; Clark and Moore were tied for second place among women voters, with 22 per cent. Moore polled at just 14 per cent among men.

Atchison also commanded the lead in every age group except 18-34, where Clark had a 36 per cent lead and Atchison trailed Moore’s 23 per cent with 19 per cent.

In the coveted over-65 age group, which Valentin pointed out delivers the most reliable voters, Atchison, 64 years old, held a substantial lead with 36 per cent, compared to 12 per cent for 42-year-old Clark and eight per cent for Moore, who is 43.

However, 38 per cent of respondents over the age of 65 said they remain undecided. Valentin said courting this demographic group will be key for any candidate hoping to win.

“That’s the group that’s going to decide the election,” Valentin said.

Among decided voters, Atchison leads with 37 per cent, followed by Clark at 31 per cent, Moore at 23 per cent and Dayday at six per cent.

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Old Posted Sep 16, 2016, 2:11 PM
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Atchison leads Clark with Moore third, poll says

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Published on: September 16, 2016 | Last Updated: September 16, 2016 4:00 AM CST



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doesnt surprise me. thoughts anyone ?
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2016, 4:06 PM
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No real surprise. The vote splitting between Clark & Moore may well carry Atch to another win.

The comment below is a little troubling and doesn't instill confidence that the city is looking to the future...

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In the coveted over-65 age group, which Valentin pointed out delivers the most reliable voters, Atchison, 64 years old, held a substantial lead with 36 per cent, compared to 12 per cent for 42-year-old Clark and eight per cent for Moore, who is 43.

However, 38 per cent of respondents over the age of 65 said they remain undecided. Valentin said courting this demographic group will be key for any candidate hoping to win.

That’s the group that’s going to decide the election,” Valentin said.
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The Silly Season

Every election cycle is sure to bring out the ideologues, the rhetoric and an historical review of a candidates actions. One of my favorite hobbies is to catch politicians rhetoric not matching their actions. Some call it hypocrisy. The all candidates town hall revealed that the mayoral race could be entertaining.

Today I'll focus on Charlie Clark. What strikes me here is that Clark criticized city council for needing to spend $50 million on overpasses because of poor planning. Where was Charlie? This was a council that he sat on.

This sudden jolt of fiscal conservatism comes from a guy who is all-in on spending $250 million and $10,000 per month on bike lanes that almost no one uses, causes traffic congestion downtown, and city voters had no say on. It is almost comical to watch Charlie perform as someone who cares about our money.
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I just have to say that this site is absolutely brutal to get around on. Very user UNfriendly to say the least. Imagine speaking to the public and trying to direct them to the Saskatoon civic election comments on here.
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Why are these projects that have a massive cost, not approved by the people? This goes for anything, including bike lanes. These people shouldn't have the power to put us all in debt with the flick of a pen. A short term (4 year) dictatorship is still a dictatorship.
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Why are these projects that have a massive cost, not approved by the people? This goes for anything, including bike lanes. These people shouldn't have the power to put us all in debt with the flick of a pen. A short term (4 year) dictatorship is still a dictatorship.


This website is easy for anyone under 35 to navigate. Compare it to reddit or 4chan or any of the older forums and SSP is downright easy to use.

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Kelley Moore says art gallery planning 'a colossal disaster'

Charles Hamilton, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
Published on: September 20, 2016 | Last Updated: September 20, 2016 8:29 PM CST

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Saskatoon mayoral candidate Kelley Moore says the idea for the Remai Modern art gallery was a good one, but poor planning by civic officials has cost taxpayers millions.

“I don’t think the concept was a mistake. The way the project was managed was a colossal disaster,” Moore said on Tuesday.

The gallery’s initial budget was $58 million in 2009. At present, the cost for the gallery, parkade and land is estimated to be at least $106 million.

Moore used the gallery to reaffirm her views that city hall’s financials are in disarray and that she is the one to fix it.

Preliminary budget numbers released this week by the city predict a property tax increase of at least 3.89 per cent — without any potential police budget increase and without accounting for inflation.

Moore did not offer any specific areas to cut in this year’s budget, but did say the city needs to get a handle on growth and finish new suburban neighbourhoods before any new ones are built.

“We have overextended ourselves at this point,” Moore said.

In an earlier “vision” for the city, Moore released a list of capital projects she would like to see built in the future. Those promises included a new downtown library and a partnership with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to build a new campus downtown.

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http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local...ossal-disaster

Have any of the other candidates spoke about a new campus for SIAST? I know its been brought up before but I'm not sure if anyone has spoken for/against it. I'd love to see it happen, especially if it includes student housing and the development of a student-oriented area with shops, restaurants and bars.
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2016, 2:55 PM
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^ There are definitely interesting opportunities for a new/expanded Sask Polytechnic to tie into the North Downtown plan.

It's a bit of a head scratcher as part of a campaign platform at the municipal level though. It seems the province would have to be the lead on it and put up much of the cash, which I don't see happening given current conditions.

But as part of a long term vision for the city, yeah, I fully support an expanded presence of our postsecondary institutions in the city centre.
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