by Brian Coggins
Port Hope Council approved the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan at its meeting on Tuesday evening. It contains 6 strategic pillars: Infrastructure Sustainability, Multi-Generational Community Opportunities, Waterfront and Riverwalk Enhancements, Affordable Housing, Intentional Growth Planning, and Corporate Efficiencies.
There will be quarterly updates, annual strategic plan meetings, and municipal website updates.
According to Mayor Bob Sanderson, “Our Plan is a framework that is intended to guide Council and Staff in the decision-making process and to direct our resources where they are needed the most over this term of Council. Developing this plan has been an exciting and energizing process. From the very beginning, we were committed to ensuring that the priorities for our community were shaped in partnership with our residents and business owners, and it was encouraging to see the common interests, themes and concerns that emerged during our public consultations. Providing multiple opportunities for
the public and Municipal Staff to participate in the development process, from start to finish, has enabled us to build the Strategic Plan with a strong foundation of community input and has better positioned us to confidently make decisions on the priorities set out in the document.”