Courtenay City Council has formally adopted 25 strategic priorities for the remainder of the current council term, 2016 to 2018.
The 2016 - 2018 strategic priorities were established at planning sessions with Council and staff in December 2015. Council and staff review the city's strategic priorities annually.
The 2016 - 2018 priorities are organized into six strategic themes that evolved during the planning session:
- We actively pursue vibrant economic growth
- We proactively plan and invest in our natural and built environment
- We value multi-modal transportation in our community
- We support diversity in housing and reasoned land use planning
- We focus on organizational and governance excellence
- We invest in our key relationships
The priorities are further organized by whether they fall under Council's area of control, influence or concern:
Area of Control
The policy, works and programming matters that fall within Council’s jurisdictional authority to act.
Area of Influence
Matters that fall within shared or agreed jurisdiction between Council and another government or party.
Area of Concern
Matters of interest outside Council’s jurisdictional authority to act.
The Strategic Priorities report does not include the day-to-day legislative requirements and essential services such as water, sewer, policing, fire protection, roads, and bylaw enforcement – many of which are required by law, and represent a significant portion of the budget and staff time. The city also provides important ‘quality of life’ services, such as recreation, parks, arts and culture.