Council Directions, 2019-2022
This plan is our initial road map, setting priority directions as the Council elected in October, 2018. The directions and initiatives outlined here are our commitment to work collaboratively and with focus to make real progress on the issues most important to the community.
Explore our directions, initiatives, and progress
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We believe the District is defined by its surroundings and made strong by the people who live and work here.
We are committed to sharing and sustaining our community that is loved by citizens who live, work, and play here.
By 2022, our commitment to engagement and to building relationships with others will result in increased transit investment for the North Shore. We will be recognized for our trust and openness, culture of creativity, and customer-centred service, and we will see an evolution in our town and village centres that bring people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and incomes to our community. We will make prominent investment in pedestrian, cycling, and transit connections, and shrink our environmental footprint by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Key Issue: Mobility
Our mobility priority is to reduce traffic congestion and increase sustainable transportation alternatives.
We will advocate for rapid transit on the north shore, increase the number of safe bicycle and pedestrian routes, and increase transit options.
Pursuing the options we have available to reduce congestion and increase alternatives, while vigorously championing our residents' needs in dialogue with regional partners, will be our measure of success.
Key Issue: Housing
Our housing priority is to increase the diversity of housing options and balance future and current housing needs.
We will set direction on priority projects for rental housing and social housing, and identify District lands available for housing.
Building consensus and taking action to bring more rental and social housing to the District, increasing housing diversity, and balancing housing and environmental needs, will be our measures of success.
Key Issue: Economy
Our economic priorities are to ensure businesses can stay and grow, and balance economic and community impacts of tourism.
We will assess the impact of plans and policies on retaining and attracting employment opportunities, increase business friendliness in processes and services, and advocate with others for provincial policy tax fairness.
Retaining and growing the full spectrum of businesses within the District, while building towards a complete community of jobs and housings, will be our measures of success.
Key Issue: Climate
Our climate priorities are to take the lead on environmental and climate change issues, and increase our resilience.
We will develop a North Shore resilience strategy, initiate projects that raise awareness about climate change, and review and update policies for climate change.
We will know we've succeeded when climate and environmental considerations are integrated into all of our decisions and practices, and we are recognized as a leader in climate change action by 2020.
Actioning our priorities
We will work together with staff to advance the priorities set out in this plan.
While we play different roles in support of our shared goals and mandate, we know that our entire organization takes pride in their work and is passionate about public service.
As elected representatives, our role is to act in the broadest public interest by prioritizing issues, setting direction and establishing policy to guide the organization in its actions. We understand that staff’s role is to implement these directions and policies, through appropriate actions that reflect our decisions, comply with legislation, meet professional standards and adhere to best practices.
View our progress in working to address these key issues that are most important to residents.
We believe that by working towards these key issues, our Council will advance the priorities that are most important to our residents and build a healthy, livable community.
By pursuing our approaches and initiatives, and sharing our progress with you, we aim to continue a dialogue with our community to become trustworthy and responsive stewards of our local government.