Thursday, June 17, 2021

Council approves new interim strategic plan to support economic recovery, safety, and environment

Langley City Council and staff were working through a 5-year strategic plan that sets out the City’s important initiatives. This plan wraps up at the end of the year. Council and staff would have started developing a new 5-year strategic plan this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s surrounding uncertainty, Council decided to create a 2-year strategic plan that will get us through the COVID-19 pandemic, support economic recovery, and start to address the climate emergency.

Several of the immediate actions of the new 2-year plan are to close out the initiatives from the 2017-21 strategic plan, Council motions, and other Council priorities.

Other immediate actions include:

  • Continuing to fund arts, culture and recreation initiatives, as developed in conjunction with the Arts and Culture Task Force
  • Completing a review of event waste management to improve waste diversion
  • Pursuing grant funding, including COVID-19 recovery funding, with a focus on priority infrastructure renewal projects

The more significant “Game Changer” strategic initiatives include:

  • Developing and implementing a sustainability framework that intersects between social, environmental and fiscal programs and initiatives
  • Confirming funding and timeline for a performing arts centre and the Fraser Highway/Douglas Crescent Rehabilitation project
  • Exploring creative opportunities for a Community Police Office liaison, block watch and other activities that help everyone feel safe and supported
  • Including budget provision to complete a streetscape waste audit in 2022 and an Urban Forest Management Strategy 2023

For more information, please visit the City’s Strategic Plan webpage.

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