Our Mission

The City of Saginaw is committed to providing high quality services to ensure an inclusive, safe, and vibrant community in which to live, work, learn, and play.

Our Vision

Saginaw, through collaboration and public/private ventures, will be a welcoming community that promotes neighborhood growth; stimulates business development and innovation; and fosters entertainment, and educational opportunities for all.

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusiveness

We appreciate and value the uniqueness of each individual. We treat everyone with respect and dignity.

Service, Accountability, and Responsiveness

We put our citizens first by establishing measurable performance goals, recognizing achievements, and responding to needs.

Unity, Collaboration, and Teamwork

We form effective partnerships that maximize resources and deliver high quality services across the community.

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WHAT IS YOUR OPINION WHETHER SAGINAW SHOULD ALLOW RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA FACILITIES WITHIN CITY LIMITS?

The Saginaw City Council will soon undertake deciding what recreational marijuana facilities, if any, should be allowed to operate in the city.

Please take a moment to tell us what you think about recreational marijuana facilities operating in Saginaw.

Your complete name and City address must be provided in order for you to submit your survey, but, to the extent allowed by law, it will not be disclosed by the City. Only one survey may be completed per IP address.

The passage of Proposal 1 in November of 2018 effectively legalized the use and possession of certain amounts of marijuana by adults. Proposal 1, or the Michigan Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana Act, also provides for the development and licensing of certain types of marijuana facilities. Those facilities are:

  • Growers have licenses to cultivate marijuana plants.
  • Processors have licenses to process and package marijuana.
  • Secure Transporters have licenses to transport marijuana between facilities.
  • Safety Compliance Facilities have licenses to test marijuana for contaminants and potency.
  • Retailers have licenses to sell marijuana to individuals 21 and over.
  • Microbusinesses are single facilities that have licenses to cultivate a small number of marijuana plants, and process, package, and sell marijuana to individuals 21 and over.

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CIty Installs 5 Lifesaving AED Devices in City Hall and Public Works Building


June 5, 2019 SAGINAW, MI – The City of Saginaw’s Fire Department is partnering with the Public Services Facilities Division to complete the latest upgrade at City Hall and in the Public Works building. The newest enhancement could save a life.

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SCENIC 2019


May 23, 2019 SAGINAW, MI – The Saginaw Neighborhood Recognition Award program is back and better than ever! After last year’s overwhelming success and tremendous amount of nominations, we are looking forward to even more beautiful lawns and landscaping for 2019. This year, the awards will recognize exceptional yardwork and acknowledge those residents that help make Saginaw beautiful.

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Splash Park Open Delay PR 5-22-19


May 22, 2019 SAGINAW, MI – The traditional Memorial Day weekend opening of Saginaw’s Splash Park, located in the Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park, 1830 Fordney Street, is postponed due to below average temperatures and excessive rainfall this spring that resulted in construction delays.

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Budget GFOA Press Release 2019


May 21, 2019 SAGINAW, MI – the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that the City of Saginaw has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018. The GFOA has presented this award to the City of Saginaw’s Office of Management and Budget. This is the eleventh year in a row that the City of Saginaw’s Office of Management and Budget has received this honor.

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CONTRACTORS NEEDED


City of Saginaw's Community Development Block Grant Division is seeking: LICENSED General Contractors, Electricians, Plumbers, Tradesman, and Roofers.

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Notice to Cut all All Noxious Weeds


It shall be the duty of each owner, possessor or occupier of land, and every person having charge of any land within the City to cut or remove all noxious weeds on or before April 1st of each year.

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SAGINAW POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDS AND MEMORIAL CEREMONY


May 6, 2019 SAGINAW, MI – The Saginaw Police Department extends an invitation to the public to attend their Awards and Memorial Ceremony for Sworn and Civilian Personnel, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The event will be held at the Temple Theatre Ballroom (3rd floor) located at 201 N. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, MI.

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2019 Mill & Resurface Project


April 25, 2019 – Saginaw, MI: On Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 4:30-6:00 p.m., the City of Saginaw will hold a public Open House in City Hall Council Chambers at 1315 S. Washington Ave. All residents, property owners, and business owners interested in the 2019 Mill & Resurface Project are invited to attend. The project engineers and City personnel will be available at the Open House to answer questions and discuss the displayed construction and traffic control plans.

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NATIONAL FITNESS CAMPAIGN AWARDS CITY OF SAGINAW $30,000 TO MAKE FITNESS FREE FOR EVERYONE


The National Fitness Campaign (NFC) has awarded $30,000 to the City of Saginaw as part of its annual grant program in the 2019 Healthy Cities Campaign.


Saginaw will soon be able to move like never before and provide citizens of all ages a social, fun and free outdoor fitness facility. The modern redesigned Fitness Court is planned to be located near Celebration Square in Saginaw.

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Lumbering in the Saginaw Valley




In the mid 1800's, Saginaw experienced a lumber boom thanks to the natural resources of the Great Lakes State. The products created from the forests of northern Michigan were needed to support the growing nation. After the trees were cut, many of the logs were floated down the waterways which converged to form the Saginaw River. By the mid 1870's, Saginaw was known as the Lumber Capital of the World. In 1882, Saginaw's lumber production was at it's peak with 1,001,274,905 board feet of lumber cut in mills along the Saginaw River. The river was the essential ingredient to get the trees from the forests to the mills, and to ship the finished product from the mills to the suppliers.

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2019 U DRIVE. U TEXT. U PAY. CAMPAIGN

Over the past decade, distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes on our nation’s roads. We, at the Saginaw Police Department, are encouraging drivers to put down the phone and remember: U Drive. U Text. U Pay. In support of April’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Saginaw Police will be partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from April 11 to April 15, 2019, for the national U Drive. U Text. U Pay. high-visibility enforcement effort. The goal of the campaign is to step up enforcement efforts to catch distracted drivers and enforce distracted-driving laws.


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YARD WASTE SEASON BEGINS APRIL 1 FOR SAGINAW RESIDENTS

The first week of April marks the start of the City of Saginaw’s seasonal curbside yard waste collection for 2019. For Saginaw residents, the first yard waste collection day is based on their regular service day.


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SAGINAW FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Saginaw Fire Department has been selected to participate in a new national program called Sound Off with the Home Fire Safety Patrol through a federal grant from the Center for National Prevention Initiatives at the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI). In 2019, 40 communities in 11 states across the U.S. are launching the Sound Off program through partnerships between local fire departments and elementary schools. The Saginaw Fire Department is the first and only fire department in state of Michigan delivering this program.


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BUSINESS EDUCATION -- MICHIGAN SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Financial Management: Become a pro at financial management to plan for sucess.


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SAGINAW FIRE DEPARTMENT REMINDS RESIDENTS -- CHANGE YOUR:

Saginaw residents are reminded that daylight savings time begins this weekend. In addition to changing the time on your clocks, the Saginaw Fire Department would like to encourage residents to also change the batteries in their smoke alarms. This simple habit could save a life.


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We built a strong and vibrant business community. And you should be a part of it.

Here you’ll find documents and links that will help simplify the process of starting a new business or opening a new location for an existing one in the City of Saginaw. You’ll also find resources to help you with business development, financing and hiring.


Visit our New Business Section and learn more today

City Fees Rate Schedule Information

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Boards, Commissions and Authorities


SGTV LIVE STREAM:

Did you know?
The City of Saginaw's TV station (SGTV) is now live online, 24/7? Visit www.saginaw-mi.com/tv
or
visit our Youtube channel


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules have changed. To see how the City of Saginaw is now handling FOIA requests, please visit our new FOIA page.
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ROAD CONSTRUCTION:
- WEBBER ST. ROAD CLOSURE BETWEEEN E. GENESEE AND RAY

- JANES AVE. LANE CLOSURE BETWEEN S. WARREN AND S. JEFFERSON

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