Saskatoon city councillors have something else on their plate as they begin budget deliberations on Tuesday. A report is calling for a lot more money to repair sidewalks in Saskatoon.

The report says about a third of city sidewalks need fixing. There are about 14-hundred kilometres of sidewalks in the city. The annual funding of 350-thousand dollars is only enough to replace about 2.3 kilometres. The city estimates it will cost 9.3 million dollars to fix the backlog. The report recommends boosting annual funding to 2.7 million dollars per year. That's almost eight times what is spent now.