Saskatoon’s elected officials have given Prince Albert city council more perspective on its multi-unit dwelling parking considerations.
During last week’s Prince Albert city council meeting, the city’s elected officials considered loosening its parking stall requirement for multi-dwelling housing units.
Prince Albert’s bylaws require a greater number of parking stalls for multi-dwelling housing units than other cities in the province, including Saskatoon.
A decision was delayed until the next cycle of council meetings -- a good decision, Mayor Greg Dionne said on Tuesday, noting that the decision looks even better in retrospect.
During down time at last weekend’s Canadian Association of Police Boards conference in Saskatoon, Mayor Greg Dionne joined fellow police board members Lee Atkinson and Tim Scharkowski, who also serve on city council, in meeting with Saskatoon’s elected officials.
As it turns out, Saskatoon city council is looking at upping their multi-unit dwelling parking requirement, Dionne said.
“The three councillors who were there, we had quite a chuckle because we were using their example … of why our (parking requirement) should be softened,” Dionne said with laugh.
The issue is expected to next come up in Prince Albert city council during the next cycle of meetings, which will include a Sept. 9 city council meeting.