In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the City of White Rock has refined Council’s Strategic Priorities, releasing the City’s top priorities for 2021 to 2022.
The six priorities approved by City Council in December 2020 include the Community, Environment, Waterfront, Infrastructure, Economy and the City’s response to COVID-19. Details and a dashboard showing the City’s progress are online at whiterockcity.ca/priorities.
Responding to COVID-19 Pandemic
During the pandemic, the City has moved to online services, advocated to help residents and businesses and has gone virtual with Council meetings, public meetings, special events, recreation and public engagement. The City formed the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force in June 2020 to respond to the social and economic needs of residents and businesses during the pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, the City continues to provide essential services, including fire and police, solid waste collection and recycling, clean drinking water, roads and parks maintenance, taxation and parking services.
Council’s 2018-2022 Strategic Priorities
The City has achieved 60 per cent of the priorities set out in the 2018 to 2022 Council Strategic Priorities. Early in 2019, Council heard from the community clear priorities that included reopening Canada’s Longest Pier and the Waterfront Promenade, both severely damaged in December 2018 by a winter storm.
Mayor Darryl Walker
“The COVID-19 global pandemic has left our world profoundly changed. In response, City Council has refined White Rock’s Strategic Priorities, maintaining the public input principles of 2019 and responding to new priorities generated by the pandemic. Together, we will get through this storm and build an even stronger future for our City by the Sea.”