The Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) convention continues today in Saskatoon.
This afternoon, mayors and councillors debated resolutions. One was a call from the City of North Battleford for a federal inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women. The resolution passed.
North Battleford city councillor Ray Fox said it makes sense for municipalities to get involved.
"Well, we're the guys on the ground, obviously. This is where the boots meet the concrete, so to speak. It is our police officers who are involved in the investigations or what have you, those are our budgets, those are our taxpayers dollars," Fox said.
Fox said the voice of hundreds of mayors could be influential.
"All we are looking for is someone to do something about a problem we've identified collectively across the province, and around the world for that matter," Fox said. "We need the federal government to take leadership. And I think the only way we're going to be able to do that is to let them know we're concerned."
The recommendation may reach the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in June.
Leaders also voted on animal control officer training, expanded golf cart use, making bike helmets mandatory across the province and better road repair for northern Saskatchewan.