Tonight's public hearing on Camponi Housing's rezoning request is worth following.

STORY: Some concerns about Métis-led housing project in Saskatoon reflect 'antiquated view' on inclusion: developer:

cbc.ca/news/canada/sa…

#yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
You can stream the public hearing on the city website here: saskatoon.ca/city-hall/city… Meeting starts at 6. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
Ward 3 councillor Ann Iwanchuk wants to put off the decision. She said she has no issues with the project itself and Camponi is a good company, but the process is moving fast and residents have many unanswered questions. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
Iwanchuk said the public notices should have gone to a "wider swath" of people near the proposed site. Only 16 people attended a digital public meeting on Sept. 10; now, 18 days later, the project's up for a rezoning vote. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
This is THIS city council's last public hearing before council goes dormant (public meeting wise) until the Nov. 9 election. So if the rezoning request is delayed, it will fall on the shoulders of the NEXT city council. Iwanchuk is not seeking reelection. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes
Given the potential for delay, I reached out to Ward 3 candidates to get their thoughts. Here's what they said. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
Executive director Toby Esterby said Camponi has gone "above and beyond the city process" in consulting the public. Camponi opened a Monday-to-Friday project storefront in August in Blairmore. Details have been on website. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
The project is urgently needed, he says. "[We're] driven by an intense and growing need for adequate, sustainable housing," he said. "Any delays mean those delays are passed down the timeline to a family in need." #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
More letters have streamed into city council about Camponi's proposed affordable housing project in Blairmore, including this 160+ petition from people -- said to be area residents -- opposed to rezoning the land to allow for the project. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
Several people say there are unanswered questions and want more consultation and say they bought their properties thinking the land now eyed by Camponi would remain zoned low to medium density. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon #skpoli
More comments of the type that concerned Camponi exec Toby Esterby have come in, too, like this one from Michael Jones, who suggests moving the project to a new building at the location of City Centre Inn (closed due to unliveable conditions) #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon
Bradley Neabel said the project will eventually become "a ghetto." #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon
Laura Hicks lives across the street from the proposed development site. She supports the project. #yxe #yxecc #yxevotes #saskatoon

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