View City of Port Coquitlam 2016 Annual Report Online
Port Coquitlam residents who want to learn more about their city’s activities and finances are invited to view the latest annual report, now available online.
Entitled Planning a Livable Community, the report reflects the significant amount of time spent and wide variety of activities the City undertook in planning for the future in 2016. The work included: continuing to update the Official Community Plan, looking at new housing options, adopting a new Cultural Plan and finalizing plans for the new Community Recreation Complex.
A statutory document, the annual report will be presented to Council on June 27 and considered by Council at the July 11 Council meeting. The report is also now available for public review at www.portcoquitlam.ca/annualreport.
For eleven consecutive years, Port Coquitlam’s comprehensive, easy-to-read annual reports have won awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada. The 2016 report has been submitted to the GFOA for consideration for the Canadian Financial Reporting Award.
Highlights of 2016 featured in the report include:
- Moving the Community Recreation Complex project forward by selecting Ventana Construction as the design-build partner and finalizing the design and funding strategy.
- Completing Nicola Avenue, the long-awaited missing link in the Dominion Triangle area.
- Continuing to update the Official Community Plan with a review of agricultural policies, housing options in established single family areas and the Downtown Action Plan.
- Completing the new Cultural Plan that will guide arts and cultural events, programs, services and facility operations over the next decade.
- Hiring four new police officers for the RCMP Uniformed Crime Reduction Unit to increase police visibility and cover crime hotspots.
- Holding a successful inaugural PoCo Grand Prix event featuring sport, family and entertainment and attracting more than 5000 spectators.
- Adopting a two-year capital plan that includes 14 km of road work, Centennial Pool, upgrades, the new Community Recreation Complex and other infrastructure projects.
- Introducing a Disaster Recovery Plan to help the community recover after a disaster.
- Completing an emergency communications plan.
Those who wish to convey concerns, comments or questions to Council concerning the Annual Report are asked to provide them before 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 7 by fax (604.927.5401) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions may be directed to Karen Grommada, Director of Finance, at 604.927.5305 or email@example.com.
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