VIEW AND GIVE FEEDBACK ON PORT COQUITLAM’S 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
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 Delivering What Matters, the report highlights the City’s ongoing focus on getting the basics right – core municipal services like roads and sidewalks, waste collection, utilities and recreation.
A statutory document, the annual report will be considered by Council at the June 23 Council meeting. The report is also now available for public review at www.portcoquitlam.ca/annualreport.
For fourteen 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 2019 report will be submitted to the GFOA for consideration for the Canadian Financial Reporting Award.
Highlights of 2019 featured in the report include:
- Opening of phase one amenities in the new 205,000 square foot Port Coquitlam Community Centre, including two new arenas, spaces for youth and seniors, a library, multi-purpose rooms and fitness centre.
- Adopting a new two-year capital program with the City’s largest one-time investment in neighbourhood infrastructure to date ($26 million) along with a number of pedestrian safety, traffic calming and other projects.
- Introducing a new one pass to expand access to City-wide drop in recreation activities while adjusting fees to support families and young people.
- Introducing a street cleaning position and See It? Report it Program to encourage the public to report problems with city services.
- Continuing to invest in parks and outdoor spaces, including a new Castle Park spray park, Fox Park playground and upgrades to Centennial Pool.
- Introducing an advisory roundtable of seventeen volunteer citizen advisors, representing diverse backgrounds and interests which met several times this year.
- Continued strong growth valued at $150 million including significant industrial and commercial investments.
- Adopting a new tree bylaw that ensures property owners replace the trees they cut and helps protect the City’s urban forest for future generations.
- Adopting a new Affordable and Family Friendly Housing Policy and also introducing regulations to help protect renters from renovictions.
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, June 19 by fax (604.927.5401) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions may be directed to Chris Adams-Brush, Manager of Accounting Services, at 604.927.5298.
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