Council Strategic Priorities

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Council Strategic Priorities lays the foundation for the development of work plans for City employees. It is re-evaluated regularly during Council’s four-year term to monitor and assess results and performance. As some of the strategic priorities move to an operational level, Council will direct new priorities from the “Next” items, which will be reflected in the document.

White Rock City Council has established the City of White Rock's Strategic Plan for 2021-2022. 

The six key priorities are:

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  1. Community
  2. Environment
  3. Waterfront
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Economy
  6. COVID-19

Our Community

We will make the best possible community decisions in collaboration with residents and stakeholders, providing an excellent quality of life.

Objectives:

  1. Guide land use decisions of Council to reflect the vision of the community.
  2. Manage the delivery of City services efficiently and effectively.
  3. Confirm the City is following best practices in governance.
  4. Select and complete the CAC projects to maximize the benefit to the community.
  5. Advocate on behalf of the community to senior levels of government and other stakeholder groups.
  6. Continue to nurture a respectful, trusting partnership with the Semiahmoo First Nation for the benefit of both communities.

Actions and Priority:

ObjectiveActionPriority Type
Guide land use decisions of Council to reflect the vision of the community.

Review the Official Community Plan (OCP)Top Priority
Town Centre Review (with DIALOG)Top Priority
Building Heights Outside the Town CentreTop Priority
Affordable Housing/Housing Needs ReportTop Priority
Review of Waterfront Design Guidelines for East Beach and West BeachHigh Priority
Coach House/Secondary Suites in duplexes/triplexesHigh Priority
Single-family home zonesHigh Priority
Confirm the City is following best practices in governance.

Governance and Legislation Committee to continue to review all Council polices
  1. Corporate Administration Policies
  2. Council Policies
  3. City Operations Policies
  4. Finance Policies
  5. Human Resources Policies
  6. Planning and Development Policies

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Reserve FundHigh Priority
Manage the delivery of City services efficiently and effectively.

Multi-Family and Commercial Waste PickupTop Priority
Conduct multi-family and commercial waste pickup and analysisTop Priority
Consultant to prepare a report providing implications of waste pickup resulting from the analysisTop Priority
Review emergency alert systems for mass notificationTop Priority
Water Community Advisory PanelHigh Priority
Examine water quality results from Water Treatment PlantHigh Priority
Policing Service ReviewHigh Priority
Select and complete the CAC projects to maximize the benefit to the community.
Community Amenity Contributions ReviewTop Priority
Review Options for Adding Pickleball Courts at East Beach and/or West BeachTop Priority
Review Options for Adding Playground/Green Space in East Beach and/or West BeachTop Priority
Review Feasibility of Installing Year-Round Volleyball Nets on East Beach ForeshoreTop Priority
Review Options for Using Portions of Hogg Park for Affordable Housing ProjectTop Priority
Bring forward Affordable Housing Reserve Fund Bylaw and consider allocating $4 million to fundTop Priority
Update Council on Previous Centre Street Hillside Walkway ReportsTop Priority
Review Options for Upgrading Multiple Hillside Walkways (Road Ends) to WaterfrontTop Priority
Confirm Ability to Use Amenity Contributions for Improving Beach AccessTop Priority
Review Options for Upgrading Maccaud Park with Greener ApproachTop Priority
Confirm Locations for Current and Proposed Bus Shelters in Town Centre AreaTop Priority
Continue to nurture a respectful, trusting partnership with the Semiahmoo First Nation for the benefit of both communities.
Water Service AgreementsTop Priority
Relationship Rebuilding/PartnershipTop Priority
Communication Protocol - Memorandum of UnderstandingTop Priority
Sanitary Sewer Service AgreementHigh Priority
Drainage Memorandum of UnderstandingHigh Priority
Totem Pole (House Post) Restoration at White Rock Elementary School GroundsHigh Priority
SFN Infrastructure Investigation & AssessmentHigh Priority

BACKGROUND


Thanks to public feedback, Council’s Strategic Priorities Plan, for this term, has been created with aligned priorities from White Rock City Council, residents and businesses. The background of these facilitated sessions can be found below.

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  2. 2019
  3. Photo Gallery
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The City of White Rock held workshops on Sept. 3 and 4 to begin the process of updating Council’s 2018-2022 Strategic Priorities to ensure they meet the future needs of the community.

To view the recorded discussion, click here