2020 Sept 22 Councillor Butt_2 Pickering

Welcome!

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My vision for Pickering is for it to become a thriving community that will attract more small businesses and corporations to start or expand their business, ultimately resulting in job creation and added services for residents. In addition, I would like to build upon affordable and accessible facilities, while maintaining and protecting the City's natural heritage and rural composition. Youth in our community play a valuable part in shaping a safe and healthy community, and strives to foster a supportive, inclusive environment where youth can collaborate, learn, and engage with one another and City staff.   

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There is a lot to be proud of in the City of Pickering.  With Durham Live and the downtown revitalization, our city will be one of a kind and I look forward to seeing this vision come to life.

Along with Council and city staff, I have been working to attract businesses into the city, to create more jobs and better opportunities for our youth.  I look forward to the renovation of the Pickering Recreation Complex and the addition of an arts and culture centre.  We are making accommodations to keep seniors active and engaged in our community.  These developments will allow our residents to stay connected within the city for all their needs.

My top priority is to keep property taxes low.  I look for ways to improve traffic flow and keep the city clean and safe.  I strive to connect with our residents at every opportunity and want them to be proud to say that they live in the City of Pickering.

Please let me know ideas/suggestions/changes for Pickering, Ward 3 that you'd like to share. Sharing ideas strengthens them!
​I look forward to listening to those with interests in Pickering. Hope we can connect! 
Email me at sbutt@pickering.ca call me 905-420-4605

Priorities

Taxes

Expanding on the commercial and industrial tax sectors to reduce dependency and bring relief to residential taxes.

Property Tax Deferral Program

City of Pickering has the lowest tax increase in 20 years.

Crime Prevention

Increasing Crime Prevention Awareness and education for residents while increasing community partnerships.

Housing

Continue to improve the walkability of local business and retail areas, schools, neighbourhoods and parks through the addition of sidewalks and cycling paths.

Safety

Promote a safe environment for local schools through the placement of bollards and implement initiatives such as the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan.

Environment

Continue to improve accessible parks and playgrounds.

Protecting and preserving the City's natural heritage and rural composition.

Road Construction and Closure Alerts:  click here

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What We Do

What's Happening: 
Stay Connected
! Stay Informed!

Proof of vaccination and identification will required to access most City services, programs and activities.

Ontario Pickering Municipal Election Official Results

Waterfront Parking:  Paid Permit Parking required at all City waterfront parking lots

Let's Talk Pickering:  Providing a selection of featured programs in our community.

Council & Committee Meetings

Council meetings are held on the fourth Monday every month.

For location and meeting details, visit the City's meeting calendar.

Your City.
Your Vote.

Results of the municipal vote are available.

Budgeting Your City

Pickering Council and staff planned for a bright and promising future, recently passing the second-lowest budget levy increase in 20 years.

Click here to view the 2022 Budget documents and user fees(External link)

Integrated Sustainable Design Standards

Sustainable Design for a Better Future

The City of Pickering is developing a new set of Integrated Sustainable Design Standards for all new development in the city to replace the 2007 Sustainable Development Guidelines(External link).  Take the survey and register to get involved.

Seniors & Persons with Disabilities Snow Clearing Program

The City of Pickering assists with sidewalk snow clearing responsibilities and access to your home. 

View online Application Form

City Services & Leisure Guide

Did you receive Winter Leisure Guide? 

There are 2 winter guides: 

Guide for Fitness, leisure and camp programs

Aquatics Guide

Events

To learn about activities and special events,

visit the City of Pickering event calendar.

Facility Rentals

Are you planning a special event?

Do you need a room for a meeting?

Click here to check availability of our Facility Rentals.

Pingstreet

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