Council outlines priorities
Council presented the results of a strategic planning session during Monday's meeting, listing key priorities and the projects and initiatives that will aid in those goals being met.
Coun. Lyn Hall said he's pleased council was able to complete the session and set goals, something that was discussed during the campaign.
"I want to thank council and administration. It was an exceptional day and something we talked about during the campaign."
The priorities are broken into three categories; city government, economic development and social development.
Under city government, four priorities were included. Sustainable fiscal management and organizational excellence, the first two listed projects like completing the core review, establishing a three-year operating budget guideline and identifying new sources of revenue.
Under sustainable infrastructure, the third priority, council would like to develop an asset management strategy, continue with the road rehabilitation program and commission and operate the district energy system.
Under effective governance, the fourth priority, the initiative is building strategic partnerships.Economic development lists three priorities which are diversified economy, international connections and vibrant economy.
Projects and initiatives to achieve these goals include supporting the development of the Prince George Air Logistics Park, advocating for the Northern Gateway Corridor, developing 2015 Canada Winter Games facilities and opportunities and finalizing the twinning agreement between the city and the City of Jiangmen.Under social development civic pride is listed as a priority and planning the city's 100th anniversary celebration as a project to undertake.