Special Business Meeting - 25 Apr 2023


1: Welcome to the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory
2: ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3: MOTION TO CLOSE
4: BYLAWS
4.A: FIRST THREE READINGS
4.A.i: District of Squamish Alternative Municipal Tax Collection Scheme Bylaw No. 2966, 2023
4.A.ii: District of Squamish Sewer Rates and Regulation Bylaw 404, 1972, Amendment Bylaw No. 2969, 2023
4.A.iii: District of Squamish Solid Waste Utility and Regulation Bylaw 2547, 2017, Amendment Bylaw No. 2968, 2023
4.A.iv: District of Squamish Water Rates Regulations and Water Extension Bylaw No. 676, 1980, Amendment Bylaw No. 2967, 2023
4.B: RESCIND THIRD READING AND THIRD READING AS AMENDED
4.B.i: District of Squamish 2023-2027 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 2941, 2022 Amendment (Spring) Bylaw No. 2962, 2023
5: STAFF REPORTS
5.i: Strategic Planning
6: TERMINATION
Special Business Meeting - April 25, 2023
0:00:00 (1:32:12)

In the District of Squamish council meeting, Rhian Sousa, the director of financial operations, presented the district's 2023 alternative tax collection scheme bylaw and corresponding amended utility bylaws. The goal of the presentation was for the council to review and provide three readings to the annual municipal tax scheme and related utility bylaws. The alternative tax scheme has been in place since the 1980s, with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Key dates for 2023 include property taxes and utility fees due on July 4th, with a 5% penalty applied to unpaid amounts after this date and a further 5% penalty applied to unpaid amounts after August 1st.

The council also discussed the strategic plan for the district, which aims to guide staff and council over the next term and prioritize work for the benefit of the community. The strategic plan is aligned with the official community plan and includes four strategic outcomes: a connected and livable community, resilient people and relationships, reliable service delivery, and prepared for the future. Each outcome has specific objectives and tactics to achieve success.

The council also addressed concerns regarding the inclusion of wood fiber LNG in the strategic plan, as it seems to be at odds with the district's other ambitions, particularly in terms of climate action. The council will need to consider whether to add the word "updated" back to the strategic plan or remove the reference to wood fiber LNG altogether.

Armand Hurford
0:02:49 (0:00:41)

hello and welcome back to the special business meeting for the District of Squamish for Tuesday April 25th please be advised that this council meeting is being live streamed recorded and will be available to the public to view on the District of Squamish website following the meeting if you have concerns please notify the corporate officer present at the meeting we are on to item four bylaws and a is first three readings or consideration of first three readings and first up we have District of Squamish alternative Municipal tax collection scheme bylaw number 2966-2023 and I'll turn over to staff to introduce themselves and the topic

SPEAKER_10
0:03:30 (0:02:00)

hello mayor and Council my name is Rhian Sousa and I'm the director of financial operations at the district and I'm joined here today by the district's general manager of financial services Heather boxrude I'm here today to present on the district's 2023 alternative tax collection scheme bylaw and corresponding amended utility bylaws the goal of the presentation today is for Council to review and provide three readings to the annual Municipal tax scheme and related utility bylaws for the community and council's background I'll first review the legislation the Community Charter of BC legislates that a council May by bylaw establish an alternative tax scheme which includes establishing discounts penalties and interest and set terms which may differ between classes if the district does not establish an alternative tax scheme by bylaw 2023 property taxes are due on July 4th and any unpaid amounts after the state are subject to a 10 penalty the district's alternative tax scheme has been in place since the 1980s the exception is due to the covid-19 pandemic the penalty dates were extended in both 2020 and 2021. the district returned to its alternative tax scheme in 2022. the key dates for 2023 are property taxes and utilities fees are due on the first business day in July which is July 4th a 5 penalty will be applied on unpaid amounts after the state a further five percent penalty will be applied to unpaid amounts after the last business day in July which is August 1st the staff recommendation is that Council give first three readings to the district's alternative tax collection scheme and related utility bylaws thank you for your time and I'll just turn this back over to council

Armand Hurford
0:05:31 (0:00:18)

thank you very much for the presentation council do you have any questions seeing no questions that entertain a motion go ahead counselor Hamilton then I have counselor French I don't know like I scored as Hamilton first go ahead

Andrew Hamilton
0:05:49 (0:00:21)

I'd like to sorry I don't have the staff recommendation in front of me but I would like to thank you very much forward emotion that District of Squamish alternative tax alternative Municipal tax collection scheme bylaw number 2966 2023 be given the first three readings

Armand Hurford
0:06:11 (0:00:40)

thank you second by counselor French any comments on this we'd like to speak to your motion mover a secondary nope okay seeing no comments I'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you thank you very much next up is District Squamish sewer rates and regulation by not by law 404 1972 wow Amendment bylaw number 2969-2023 and do we have a similar present ation or staff presenting on this as well

SPEAKER_10
0:06:52 (0:00:03)

oh there's no additional presentation for this yes

Armand Hurford
0:06:55 (0:01:35)

yep thank you councilor pinnegan removing staff recommendation seconded by counselor stoner no I see no comments so call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you next up we have District of Squamish Solid Waste utility and regulation bylaw 2547 2017 Amendment bylaw number 2968 2023 and is the same with this you spoke to that in your first presentation okay thank you are you moved by counselor French second by counselor stoner all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you very much next up we have District of Squamish water rates regulation and water extension bylaw number 676 1980 Amendment bylaw 2967-2023 and again stuff's booked out originally thank you counselor Hamilton moves and second by counselor pettingell all in favor motion carries okay our next order of business is to consider rescinding through Reading and third reading as amended of the District of Squamish 2023-2027 five-year financial plan bylaw number 2941 2022 Amendment spring bylaw number 2962 2023 and I will turn over to staff

SPEAKER_00
0:08:31 (0:00:34)

thank you mayor my name is Heather boxer general manager of financial services and I am accompanied by Roland Russell senior financial analyst we're looking to rescind the third reading this evening as there was a an oversight on the premise of tax exemption listing it was two organizations who were no longer in the 2023 program just were left onto the list and so we noticed that this afternoon and so looking to rescind the bylaw we'll bring it back for adoption on May 2nd

Armand Hurford
0:09:05 (0:00:13)

thank you so at this point that's been corrected in this amended motion the second staff recommend the second staff recommendation

SPEAKER_00
0:09:19 (0:00:01)

that's correct yes

Armand Hurford
0:09:21 (0:00:24)

okay and do we move these into independently these feels like separate motions just want to make sure okay so first would be the rescinding of third of third reading moved by counselor Stoner second by counselor Anderson any comments on this nope we'll call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you yes go ahead counselor Stoner

Jenna Stoner
0:09:46 (0:00:12)

yeah thank you through the chair I just want to ensure that the spring Amendment included the motion that was made at the last council meeting about removing some of the capital project expenditures

SPEAKER_00
0:09:58 (0:00:11)

through you mayor yes that is correct the amen the new amendment is as the resolution from last week correct

Armand Hurford
0:10:09 (0:00:19)

thank you and just to be clear on further Clarity on that what I heard earlier was the only change was removing to names from the permissive tax exemption that were included in error in the first term is that that's everything else stays the same as what we what we've just rescinded

SPEAKER_00
0:10:29 (0:00:01)

yes that's correct

Armand Hurford
0:10:31 (0:01:48)

okay thank you go ahead cancer pendingo are removing staff recommendation thank you second by counselor stoner any discussion at this point seeing none will call the question all in favor motion carries unanimously thank you very much next up we have staff reports and strategic planning and CAO Glenda is going to be leading us through this presentation thank you

SPEAKER_04
0:12:20 (0:05:03)

good evening Council I am here although I'm sitting alone I need to say that the team behind me including Council and all of the great work that you did and effort but staff team and assistance to get the Strategic plan to close to the finish line and for your consideration in its final draft form this evening purpose of the Strategic plan is essentially to guide staff and counsel over the next Council term and prioritizing the work that we will do and also lend a filter to council's decisions going forward but ultimately the priority outcomes that are achieved for the benefit of the community are outlined in the Strategic plan the Strategic plan is aligned with the official community plan the vision of that the ocp is up on the screen and so that steers the Strategic plan so that the Strategic plan is a four-year time period and it's essentially moving the dial on elements of the ocp over the next four years while the ocp itself is a longer term vision policy part of the Strategic plan this year Council chose to add guiding principles and so rather than specific objectives these are more overarching principles that council is dedicated to applying through their work over the next term they are in the final strategic plan document that will be published to the community on the website for staff these principles will be defined and they have been provided to council I believe the final wording and if not we'll make sure you get that while I present this so we have transparency accessibility advocacy climate change action environmental stewardship and financial stewardship so this is the framework that is behind the graphic that will ultimately be presented to the community and we'll give you a sneak peek so strategic outcomes there are four of them which essentially are the outcomes that Council has prioritized for the community and then under those outcomes what objectives are you seeking to have achieved ultimately mostly through staff and then our tactics are the action plans behind those objectives to achieve success four strategic outcomes through the work of council were landed on I guess is the right word a connected and livable community resilient people in relationships so the last time that we brought this draft to council it was resilient people and Partnerships we've put the word relationships in there instead for council's consideration remember this is draft because in a local government context Partnerships is a technical term and for your consideration is the idea that creating resilient relationships encompasses every relationship whether it's Community groups citizens other levels of government without dedicating or committing to creating a formal partnership so that's for your consideration because that's different than the last iteration reliable Service delivery and prepared for the future I'm just gonna pause for a second if you don't mind this graphic has been printed out for your consideration and we are just looking for where it got left and ideally we'll be brought into Council for you to have a look at but this is the inside of the document it's a one page that flips open so this is the Strategic outcomes with the objectives underneath so for Council consideration the final draft of each of the outcomes will be put up on the screen so you can see the wordsmith's definition of what connected and livable Community is and the outcome that council is hoping to achieve and then the objectives associated with that outcome I wasn't planning to read them all out mayor Hereford but if you think for accessibility I should do that I can

Armand Hurford
0:17:24 (0:00:09)

I may be on these on the slides that are like these level signs and I know that there's going to be some more dense slides potentially and leave those aside so perhaps

SPEAKER_04
0:17:34 (0:05:32)

so the four objectives in order to create a connected and livable community over the next four years are increased the diversity of housing forms and tenure types year over year to promote affordable entertainable housing for people living in Squamish generate a net increase of new parks trails and Gathering Spaces by September 2026 increase the number of inclusive and accessible Arts cultural heritage and recreational multi-use program programmable Spaces by q326 Q3 is September you'll see those interchanged and increase the equity and accessibility of our active Transportation Network and transit system year over year to increase active Transportation trips these are more dense I won't read them out but listed in the Strategic plan there are there is a robust list of tactics and an action plan that staff are currently working on to prioritize and align to the Strategic plan some of the key tactics that are in that plan we put into the summary document so that the community can see specifically what staff and Council are committing to accomplishing to achieve the objectives I'll go through all four outcomes and then discussion after that okay thank you so next up and in no particular order is the Strategic outcome of resilient people and relationships so build inclusion and belonging with and within the community and the objectives in to create this strategic outcome include continue to address calls to action for local governments in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report and update the District of Squamish Truth and Reconciliation roadmap by Q2 2024 implementing complete the action plan by Q the Q3 2026 and you'll note that Q3 2026 is the deadline that we associated with many of the objectives because that's the end of council's term and then there are interim progress objectives Associated as well the next objective is aligned with the Squamish Nation strategic plan which is to co-develop a relationship agreement with the Squamish Nation the Snohomish Oak Mayo strategic plan external relations goal number three by a mutually agreed deadline implement the District of Squamish inclusion strategy which was completed last term so inclusion diversity Equity accessibility and action and facilitate idea in the community and last for this outcome is build relationships with Community groups to increase Community capacity and Resources by September 2026. and again a list of tactics that will be included in the summary document associated with the objectives the next outcome is reliable Service delivery and the definition or the outcome that council is seeking is deliver efficient and effective Municipal services for residents and businesses today and into the future and objectives to achieve that outcome include create and Implement a robust 20-year financial and asset management plan by June 2025 enhance organizational systems to improve Service delivery and enhance communication and engagement with the community by September 2026 Implement a comprehensive organization development program by December 2025 to ensure human resources capacity is aligned to deliver Municipal services and reinforce business continuity and long-term infrastructure resilience through the term and by September 2026. again another list of the tactics that will be included in the summary document so the fourth strategic outcome and again these are not in a priority or order necessarily enable a bright and prosperous future for a resilient community and to do that achieve that outcome we want to achieve the goal of reducing pardon me reducing Community ghd emissions by 45 by 2030 through continued implementation of the community climate action plan increase economic activity in the core enabling and emerging economic sectors per the economic development sector strategy by 2026 invest in Hazard mitigation infrastructure and Community resilience programming to ensure Community adapt to adapt to adaptability thank you in the face of climate change by September 2026. and last with this objective or sorry this outcome the objective is create a net increase of employment lands and spaces both on land and Marine by September 2026. and again tactics did I oh I went backwards I was going to speak about how we measure success with this strategic plan but does council have questions about the outcomes themselves or would you like me to continue

Armand Hurford
0:23:07 (0:00:06)

I think throughout the process we've spent some time there so we will go through and do questions at the end of that screen

SPEAKER_04
0:23:13 (0:04:03)

absolutely I refer to there's a book called good to Great which is written by Jim Collins many of you may have read it and it's written for primarily the private business sector or publicly traded companies but he has what he's referred to as a monograph or an addendum to that to that book which I found very valuable in terms of strategic planning in a local government context adding or laying on top a traditional strategic plan template from the private sector publicly traded companies in a social sector is very challenging and Jim Collins does a much better job of articulating it and so I've taken some quotes out of this out of this book and essentially the business sector metrics of success are widely recognized and tend to be based on money or profit bottom line generally empirical results in the social sector there are a few fewer widely agreed upon metrics of performance money is only an input it's not an output and performance relative to the mission or in council's case performance relative to the vision in the ocp not Financial returns is the primary measure of success and so when we strategic plan with Council it can always be mind-bending and really difficult to come up with measurable or metrics that we can then communicate to the community and we don't want to spend a lot of time figuring out a benchmark and a measure and a percentage when really what we want to do According to Jim Collins is hold yourself accountable for progress and outputs even if those outputs defy measurement so essentially some of the objectives tend to be quantitative as opposed you to know qualitative as opposed to quantitative and in as much as we can articulate Our Success Through metrics and benchmarking stuff absolutely will but then in other ways other objectives we find that they're not as empirical and so our tactic here is to in terms of tracking progress and measuring success and Council success and delivering on the Strategic plan I mean ultimately success or the benefits realized by the community as a result of seeking to create these strategic outcomes as staff we'll measure our success to achieve the objectives by completing a robust action plan of tactics those tactics we did attach to the agenda today and we chose like a top three tactic per objective and as I mentioned once the Strategic plan is endorsed staff will continue to work through our list of tactics our work plan our action plans ensure the capacity is there to deliver and then as we report on the success or the progress of the Strategic plan those tactics will be reported once we have them determined and at this point we're committing to semi-annually to bring that report for Progress to Council in the community it should be noted as well that we're currently working to Pilot like a bolt-on software program that will we hope do a very good job of reporting on progress on the Strategic objectives as well as tell the story behind the successes of the Strategic program so we do have a staff recommendation I do recognize that there are some things that changed even from the last iteration so I look forward to council discussion around what you see in front of you

Armand Hurford
0:27:17 (0:00:21)

thank you very much not only for the presentation but for all the work throughout this process I really appreciate it councils we've questions on what's been presented or the documents you the documents you have in front of you counselor French and then Hamilton

John French
0:27:38 (0:02:26)

thanks mayor for first acknowledge all of the work that went into getting this document to where it is as we see it in front of us this evening it represents work hard work by our my Council colleagues and probably even harder work by members of our staff to prepare the meetings to prepare the documents so that council could discuss the this the Strategic plan and build it to where we see it today I love every single word in this plan but for four and the four words are should the project proceed so the final page of this document the what we will accomplish 20 23 to 2026 I believe that pretty much this entire page fresh is in front of us and under the prepared for the future grouping the accomplishment that reads tax agreement with wood fiber LNG completed to secure industrial tax revenue best benefit to the community should the project proceed and I don't understand why we're including the words should the project proceed this is a project that on a daily basis has 25 or more people crossing the water over to the wood fiber site to work and push the project forward Fortis BC is amassing housing unit trailers as we speak in the BC Rail Yards anticipating that pipeline workers will be coming to our community and I see no indication that the project isn't going to proceed so I just don't understand why those four words are in that sentence especially in light of the fact that I think that the sentence makes complete sense if it simply reads complete tax agreement with wood fiber LNG to ensure best benefit to the community this isn't a hill for me to die on however I believe that those four words are a little bit unnecessarily provocative and I'm contemplating a motion that might explore removing those forwards thank you

Armand Hurford
0:30:04 (0:00:05)

thank you for that Council French councilor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
0:30:10 (0:01:51)

sorry thank you thank you very much for those words to counselor French I may have contribution to that shortly but my question is related to the difference between relationship and partnership and I'm not sure what I'm what I'm concerned about is that what my vision of this idea of community groups this is in our resilient people and relationships item number eight building relationships with Community groups to increase Community capacity and resources I think that my vision for this thing is for this objective is perhaps larger than is captured here I think we do have a lot of relationships with Community groups what I'm hoping we can achieve in this objective is a strategic can't put the word strategic plan in a strategic plan but a strategic plan for how we interact with and how our community groups help support our community in an in an encompassing way as opposed to as in an ad hoc way with this community group coming forward with this proposal or partnership and so I'm to help me could Linda you mentioned the partnership has a municipal context that's different from relationship and I think maybe I don't understand that well enough could you expand a bit on what the your definition of partnership is

SPEAKER_04
0:32:01 (0:01:31)

certainly in the local government context we enter into partnership agreements with outside entities and I'm looking to Robin so I don't miss step but as an example we have a partnership agreement with zorka yep Circa Chamber of Commerce tourism Squamish and at the same time there are many groups in the community that Council will support in other ways whether it's in-kind support for space whether it's more informal and that way it's not a partnership so the suggestion was for Council to have the discussion if you want to focus on Partnerships it actually Narrows the what you're talking about in terms of relationships with groups in the community as an example it wouldn't be a partnership with Squamish Nation they want to sign a relationship agreement the Squamish nation is another level of government we don't partner with them so it's I think we're just sensitive to the fact that we have partnership agreements with certain entities for Service delivery and that's not always the framework within which I believe Council wants to work with organizations again it's up for discussion it was just a recommendation for Council to consider I also want to add some clarity but I can wait because I'm answering questions but

Armand Hurford
0:33:33 (0:00:03)

I think we're at we're asking questions and seeking Clarity

Jenna Stoner
0:33:36 (0:00:00)

so

Armand Hurford
0:33:36 (0:00:04)

if you have some additional Clarity to provide us at this point then that might preempt some questions around the table so

SPEAKER_04
0:33:41 (0:01:14)

thank you the last page on the summary that says what we will accomplish the tactics that are the appendices the appendix to this document that have been brought forward to council previously as we worked through the strategic planning they're written out very specifically in terms of you know what what's the tactic what's the measure what's the deadline who's accountable this these bullets on the back are just written in a bit more of a narrative versus in that tactical format so the content here with maybe the exception of one or two mainly the tax agreement bullet isn't new it's just that it looks different so we haven't gone and added a whole bunch of tactics that you haven't seen yet um the wood fiber LNG tactic we decided to raise it up to a level of visibility just recognizing the capacity that's going to be required to deal with that and highlighting for the community that ultimately our role is to seek the best benefit as that project Comes To Town

Armand Hurford
0:34:55 (0:00:10)

thank you you're good counsel any other any further questions counselor Anderson and Penn and Guild and Greenlaw

Eric Andersen
0:35:06 (0:00:54)

thank you I have to start with two questions that arise for me from the what we will accomplish section and some of the phrasing I see there firstly there's reference here and later in the tactics detail to a Parks quote parks recreation and culture master plan and so I guess my question is this a new describer for that plan we are planning to do an update it'll be version three of a parks recreation master plan and this leaves me asking well what about the fate or the status of the Arts cultural and Heritage strategy so is there a new scope proposed for a Parks and Recreation master plan now to include culture cultural facilities cultural programming

SPEAKER_04
0:36:00 (0:00:48)

through the mayor I don't believe that the intent with yes it's let me back up yes it's an a new version it's an updated Parks and Recreation master plan based on the plans you've seen in the past the plan that currently exists it's an update um I do not believe that staff intend to override the current Arts culture and Heritage strategy but I do believe what they want to do is further incorporate Arts culture and Heritage as the Parks and Recreation master plan is complete so that when we talk about multi-use programmable spaces and incorporating and bringing up to the same level as Recreation our focus on Arts culture and Heritage

Eric Andersen
0:36:49 (0:03:02)

thank you my next question and you may interpret it as a comment perhaps you may be able to offer something for me but as I look at the at reference to the active Transportation plan it is to be implemented the phrasing for and I'll give a list of the Truth and Reconciliation roadmap policies to increase affordable housing the climate action climate Community climate action plan the parks recreation culture master plan a zero-waste strategy action plan and the Squamish Valley agriculture plan each of these are to be updated but the active Transportation plan is apparently not to be updated and I guess this is more of a comment to Ms Glenn day because I live in a neighborhood of 1500 households without a safe and convenient pedestrian Trail to three schools and the downtown and that issue is not referenced in the current active Transportation plan it's given no mention at all as something to be addressed so I guess I'm championing an update and Ms glad you can interpret this if you wish as a comment but I just I cannot help but pass this on it's been a long-standing issue so I do hope to see some attention to as we address the art the active Transportation plan that it can also be considered to be updated or in need of updating thank you chair I did have one more question and we will you've outlined that tactics are something that staff will go back to and refine number 16 in the objectives for the next 2023 to 2026 number 16 is create a net increase of employment lands and spaces both on land and Marine however the marine action strategy is not addressed in the employment lands section of 4D but rather it is included under 2A generate a net increase of new parks and trails and Gathering spaces and I just would highlight that might be given some attention because the marine action strategy implementation very much includes commercial infrastructure Waterfront lands access and a rather different theme than new parks trails and Gathering spaces although it does include that more generally but I just wanted to pass on that observation that when we come to a dresser staff comes through address tactics that I just thought that particular strategy deserved to be highlighted instead under section four rather than section two thank you

Armand Hurford
0:39:51 (0:00:01)

yes Miss Glendale

SPEAKER_04
0:39:52 (0:01:06)

thank you I appreciate that comment and um the original appendix that was published on the agenda did have a miss that has been amended so under 2A the downtown Marine access study that is referred to as part of the marine action strategy is specific around access to the water and a study around the ability for the public to access the water so that's why it falls under increasing ability like Parks trails and Gathering spaces and then the implementation of the marine action strategy generally and specific to Commercial and Industrial has been added under objective 4C and what we've highlighted is the sector impact assessment that economic development is following but recognizing that the marine action strategy is a 10 to 15 year strategy that staff continue to implement and as we report out on this more detailed tactics and prog or not tactics but actions out of that strategy will be highlighted and brought to council for attention and Reporting

Armand Hurford
0:40:59 (0:00:06)

thank you councilor Pettingill and then I have Council green law on Deck

Chris Pettingill
0:41:06 (0:02:19)

yeah thanks it's probably going to be a comment slash question but I'm sort of wondering about the removal of the word updated in prepared for the future reducing Community ghg emissions so prior draft to talked about updating as well as implementing the community climate action plan and I was a bit surprised to see that word removed I think that's important because we've also updated our ocp and so on to talk about the most recent science which is very explicit that if we want to hit 1.5 and kind of survive the challenges ahead we can't have any new fossil infrastructure we have to reduce what we have this is oil coal and gas not one or the other and we need to do carbon sequestration so we need to all of those things and we can't you know at the end of the day can't discount scope two or three or four it has to be all the Scopes all the things and so I was hoping that you know capturing some of that was to my mind captured in the word updated I see we've moved updated into the what we'll accomplish on the back page but then we've also added wood fiber LNG so the only private Corporation we've mentioned in our strategic plan document is the one sort of at odds with much of our other Ambitions and so on and so it's I'm finding it very jarring and to actually understand what is our intent with climate and I wonder if you know I'm trying to think what is the best solution here is it to add updated back where it was do we just remove I don't think we're all on the same page about that wood fiber LNG being included in the Strategic plan there may be reasons where if we are faced with no choice but to have this project then we want to make sure there's an agreement but it's really not a strategic goal to facilitate or enable a project like this given the context of our other things so is this something that you know we pull out for more nuanced discussions but it's not a top-line bullet of what we're trying to accomplish so I'm just wonder if you want to speak to that and that's what I'm struggling with and it's sort of pretty close to deal breaker place for me and I'm not sure how to resolve that

SPEAKER_04
0:43:25 (0:01:02)

yeah thank you very much through the mayor it's certainly adding the word updated in objective number 13 is easy to do because the tactic includes it and that's the intent is to update it so that's no problem likely more of an oversight and the purpose of putting in you know wood fiber LNG and I realized I put in the name of a private company into the Strategic plan was really this is a draft and for Council discussion around do you want to highlight to the community that resources are going towards dealing with industry coming to town and if again this is a draft so it's for Council discussion we could make it less pointy around it being would fiber specifically but responding to you know industry coming to town or if that doesn't fit with your strategy recognizing that in terms of our ground truth thing our tactics and capacity that is impacted by other work that isn't named in the strap plan

Armand Hurford
0:44:28 (0:00:05)

thank you do you have a follow-up counselor Pentagon before I'll go to counselor Greenlight we can come back around if you've

Chris Pettingill
0:44:34 (0:00:22)

yeah I think I'm going to chew on that I think to me if we're going to mention this topic I think some of that nuance and how we explain it in the context of prepared for a future which we've sort of said is very much climate focused I think how we articulate that is going to need some thought and some work so but I'll chew on that a little bit

Armand Hurford
0:44:57 (0:00:02)

thank you counselor Greenlaw

Lauren Greenlaw
0:45:00 (0:01:23)

thanks yeah I just have three kind of pretty minor comments I think I personally I don't know if there's gonna be objection to this I would like to see Equity added as a guiding principle a really tiny little aesthetic thing is maybe adjust the text a tiny bit so that it's not along the fold of the hand of the handout um and I also wanted to take a minute to respond to counselor French's comments about wood fiber and just point out that this is a very volatile industry as all resource economies tend to be and they may be very deeply impact by Rising costs due to inflation and I would caution that we don't want to you know get into a wording that would guarantee or rely upon tax income from this project which is to say I think if we do mention it that we should leave that caveat in just there's an article from the Thai from June of 2021 that states that since 2014 seven of 12 LNG projects proposed for Canada's West Coast have been canceled so it I get that work is ongoing but I don't know that it's guaranteed that we will have a project in fruition here thanks

Armand Hurford
0:46:24 (0:00:14)

thank you Wisconsin did you have any was it the sorry this comment there specifically around was it sorry it was Equity was that what you were looking to add to the

Lauren Greenlaw
0:46:39 (0:00:08)

yeah the regarding principles

Armand Hurford
0:46:47 (0:00:10)

can you think Miss candy can you think of where that well I'll let you well you know take on all the comments and I have it you're jumping for a reply so that's fine counselor stoner

Jenna Stoner
0:46:58 (0:00:55)

I also suggest that's Folly council's decision if we want to add a at it as a governing principle and I would be open to that um I think my first question kind of similarly it'd be helpful for me to better understand so I hear you when you say that these are kind of the tactics in a more narrative version but they're not all there and some of them are highlighted and some of them are not and so is there any further detail as to like which ones Rose to the top to be highlighted on this page so for me for example the active Transportation plan being implemented is great but that has equal weight to me in my mind for advancing the transit future action plan as well as well as the parking strategy which I think falls under this kind of bucket of work so just any context as to why these bullet points over some of the others that are listed in the tactics

SPEAKER_04
0:47:54 (0:01:09)

ultimately it was trying to prioritize based on the objectives to match what the objective said and staff are not attached to any of it really so it was more for Council consideration does it resonate does this format resonate and if so if you want to add or if this format doesn't resonate it was a combination of creating a summary graphic for Council to have and staff to have and the community to have that's simple and then for those that do want to dig into the detail we will continue to like So currently now like I said this is three tactics per objective and that was really just to keep it concise and then as we build out our action plan and start reporting more robustly on every tactic this will be provided in some sort of format whether it's our new software or continued the way it is so the details available for folks if they wanted it just to be perfectly honest doesn't fit them in lovely Graphics so it's less about priority and more about do these resonate with you when they fit

Jenna Stoner
0:49:04 (0:00:02)

I thought that might be the case

SPEAKER_04
0:49:06 (0:00:00)

and I

Jenna Stoner
0:49:07 (0:01:29)

do really appreciate the like Folsom like the falsomeness that it creates in the document just to have like that detail at a high level I do think that there's given this the first time we're seeing it there's a bit of nuance here in terms of what comes and goes but also just generally the my high level feedback is the title I think would be better articulate is what we strive to accomplish 2023-2026. just trying to bolster that a little bit in terms of some of those are really big goals and then I have two other components one is under reliable Service delivery objective 12. I know last in our last meeting we had a fair bit of discussion around what is now title or what is now called reinforced business continuity and long-term infrastructure resilience by 2026 and this originally came out of ongoing work to Evergreen update renew and complete our Master plans and we have chosen to take out the word master plan out of this objective but as I read it now it feels like it's not super tangible about what it is that it's trying to achieve so I want to test the waters with my Council colleagues about putting Master plans back into that objective and I think those are the two big ones that are sitting with me for my then that's mostly to my Council colleagues for context thank you

Armand Hurford
0:50:36 (0:00:03)

counselor sorry which objective number was it again

Jenna Stoner
0:50:40 (0:00:02)

it's objective number 12.

Armand Hurford
0:50:43 (0:00:17)

well thank you Kester Hamilton you have go ahead sorry we're all multitasking here but yeah it's actually more

Andrew Hamilton
0:51:00 (0:00:22)

of a question what sort of feedback are you seeking at this point do you would you be interested in the Council passing motions for the changes we want to that we're interested in seeing or do you just want to collect feedback ad hoc as we are throwing it at you

Armand Hurford
0:51:23 (0:00:30)

yes we're trying to get to adoption here so we need to that's where we're trying we're trying to get so if there is a sticking point then we need or sticking points then we need to Grapple with these now so that we can get so we can put our energies towards accomplishing these things that's what we're that's what we're looking for so this Sunday

SPEAKER_04
0:51:53 (0:00:43)

hi I can provide some help to that question I'm taking notes right now of what council is suggesting and what could happen I mean if there are like major changes and council's not comfortable adopting it tonight we could take that feedback away and bring it back for adoption or you could adopt it with the following edits and then Council would have to agree as a body on all of the edits but if you'd rather adopt the Strategic plan with ideally unanimously then we either do a motion for every edit or you have us bring it back

Armand Hurford
0:52:37 (0:02:40)

okay count I'll come to you counselor pengill I just want to I think we're in an interesting place where we're going to be doing some comments and some questions here I just wanted to chime in on a couple of the themes that I've that I've heard here for consideration my colleagues I do think it's important that we have wood fiber listed I think it could maybe we or that project we could step it back to say major industrial project or something but we all know what that what that is and I think naming it out yeah but with this is as much as there's a Fortis components overall project the fortest piece of that project doesn't require tax agreements so for me that's where this specific piece is but I do think that having the having the a caveat whether this is the right caveat or not I'm open to but should the project proceed because I don't want this any wording here to be considered or any of our work to be considered endorsement of the project I think it's important that we interact with the with the to hunt to recognize that it's going to take capacity to negotiate on behalf of the community for benefits and that's the discussion that we're having and those benefits come in the form of Taxation in this context and I think that leaving out the should the project proceed is a stronger endorsement or could be conceived as a stronger endorsement so I'm comfortable with where with where it is both being included at all and having those words attached to it because that's essentially where we are now the likelihood of that is something that's debatable around the room strong likelihood over here and less over here is what I is what I heard earlier but you know I don't think nothing's a 100 until you know the until the mission until it's been accomplished there so I think it's a it's it's fair and it's not overly editorial which I think there's lots of opportunity for comments either way to be much more controversial either way so I'm comfortable with that I do like the suggestion that on this back page when I'm working from the what we will accomplish is I do like the idea of striving to accomplish and but recognizing that this is also a selection of tactics that's not necessarily prioritized so when we say what we will accomplish it's quite strong considering that there's other pieces I like to strive to accomplish but something around these and others like it like I don't know how specific we get there do you have some thoughts on that Miss Glendale

SPEAKER_04
0:55:17 (0:00:29)

yes in fact what this used to say was some of what we will accomplish and I went back and forth with it because I thought well it's not really very committing to say well do some things but it the intent was this is not a full list so it's like here's a sample of what you can expect to see in the community as the Strategic plan is implemented over the next four years and that was how I tried to say it more concisely

Armand Hurford
0:55:46 (0:01:36)

yeah thank you that helps and I think that I'm going to reflect on last council's strategic plan which we still have some graphics on the walls in this room I look at some of the pieces sort of required like updating was actually the action and I think that this piece is maybe the more of the alive and living piece of this that can that can change and maybe our tactics to come to accomplish our outcomes shift over time so maybe there's some reporting out on this on this piece and adjustment as part of that ongoing reporting I don't know how you capture that in a four words at the top or however much space you want to take up with that but I think that this piece is a little bit more alive and things may drop off or be added in or in a future update but the piece that we're trying to produce I'd like to have the shelf life of the of the term so I don't know do you have any suggestions on that do you see that the same the same way and I guess it's the shelf life of the overall document given that these pieces are kind of moving like counselor pending I see are you know try to add some clarity to my ramblings on this is what you're going to attempt to do

Chris Pettingill
0:57:23 (0:01:32)

well yeah it was a suggestion and I think it aligns with what you're saying maybe but I guess for me what I've heard from my colleagues is there are a couple things that I think we're probably in agreement are pretty close to agreement on you know the first page the middle Pages for me this piece you know I think the wood fiber piece jumped out to me is jarring and contradictory without a lot of X more explanation but I agree with some of the other comments from my colleagues that in general like why these ones were pulled out and not the others and to me this feels closer to a work plan maybe not quite that maybe a level above but also something that we will each year as we get into budgets we will deal with budgeting and so on and so my inclination at this point is actually to suggest we approve this thing's maybe with the one or two word changes and this back page you know have a prominent attached on our website to the Strategic plan as an additional document like here's the tactics and give ourselves more freedom to adapt it and update it and deal with it in our budgets and I think that will for my mind avoid a lot of hashing through the specifics on these items if we haven't really done I think and so I think I would be quite happy to have the first you know the cover and the middle as our strategic plan and then sort of attach this and highlight this information but not in this document and let's keep this document very direct and simple

Armand Hurford
0:58:55 (0:00:09)

thank you for that suggestion that would accomplish the goal that I was starting to crystallize for me yeah go ahead counselor French

John French
0:59:04 (0:00:56)

very happy to say that I completely agree with councilor pettingell and in seeing that in the discussion around wood fiber LNG showing up on the back page of the Strategic plan if we keep should the project proceed in the wording that means we have no tax deal if the project doesn't proceed and if three years from now we learn that it's not proceeding I'd much rather that we actually have a tax agreement in place so that in the time the project is in our community our community realizes some tax benefit however councilor pettinghill suggestion that we just take this page out of the scenarios works well for me

Armand Hurford
1:00:00 (0:00:50)

thank you I'll add my voice there I think I think that providing something like this in some way is would be beneficial but leaving it off at this point and perhaps looking at those quarterly I don't know how we provide that sort of that first step like which is essentially what this is but I think that can be a discussion for another day and we can we can move forward on so I've for Council just to consider I like this suggestion and moving forward with the first three so if we could focus maybe our comments there if there are any adjust if there are any friction points on those first three pages then we'll work to get through those today because I think and I feel like we can so I'll go to counselor Hamilton and then Anderson

Andrew Hamilton
1:00:51 (0:00:45)

thanks very much so focusing on the first three pages um I just I I support councilor green laws desire to have equity and I would suggest that it comes in the council governing principle of accessibility that we are inclusive welcome and welcome Fair Equitable and strive to ensure all are heard and I support counselor stoner's idea to put master plan back into item number 12 on reliable Service delivery yeah

Armand Hurford
1:01:36 (0:00:20)

so thank you on the on that first on that first point I'll just rather than making a motion going to debate I just sort of go around as everyone am I is anyone not okay with that language change it seems fairly palatable by me and I think captures our intent yeah

Eric Andersen
1:01:57 (0:00:04)

go ahead remember just for clarity mayor Herford are you referring to the item number 12.

Armand Hurford
1:02:02 (0:00:58)

no I'm backing up to the to the guiding principle which was on accessibility just to work the equity into that phrasing it was essentially The Proposal just to break this into palatable pieces that are into manageable pieces okay and then the second part now the master plan inclusion exclusion which is sort of the next piece I recall some discussion on this but miss Glenda do you could you speak to because I see Master planning appear else like we can't do that long-term financial planning without Master planning and so it's sort of this the kind of concept that I have with this could you speak to your thoughts on including excluding and if that what that would or wouldn't do for your work planning

SPEAKER_04
1:03:00 (0:01:26)

thank you yes and as mentioned previously master plan is our overarching umbrella term that includes strategies I guess strategies so it's Master plans and strategies ultimately and we tend to think about master plans primarily in the infrastructure world but we also have a human resources strategy technology we have an overarching strategy around cyber security so including this here isn't business as usual because what it does is IT addresses and the risk that we see as an organization across all of the services we provide whether it's infrastructure people technology and it ensures that as staff are implementing our work plan that we're updating and keeping relevant Master plans to address the risk of the organization and provide reliable service to the community so we believe that it's really important to include in here so that we keep them evergreened keep them in the budget and deliver on those Master plans and as mentioned I don't know if you remember but there was a time when we didn't master plan and things were very ad hoc and it's funny how quickly we start to take advantage or take for granted the things we stretch to do and then become good at and then they become business as usual but we're not quite ready to call it business as usual yet

Armand Hurford
1:04:27 (0:00:08)

thank you so counselor Stoner you this was um I think you sort of kicked off this piece of conversation do you have a suggestion here

Jenna Stoner
1:04:36 (0:00:01)

why do I ever ready for

SPEAKER_10
1:04:38 (0:00:01)

it

Jenna Stoner
1:04:39 (0:00:12)

update and implement the district's Master plans to reinforce business continuity and long-term infrastructure resilience by 2026.

Armand Hurford
1:04:51 (0:00:28)

Council we see some naughty I'm in case we haven't picked up one I'm trying to compile this all in one in one piece so that we can send stuff away with clear Direction I see I'm seeing nods around the table speak now or forever okay thank you for that edit now on those first three pages are there any additional comments we've made a couple adjustments here I think we're moving in Direction yeah Council depending else

Chris Pettingill
1:05:19 (0:00:42)

yeah I would like to suggest that we put the word updated back into the ghg emissions goal and this is I think consistent with what I recall we last spoke about I think it captures some of my concerns around you know having a discussion thinking about scope and you know 45 relative to what year and just providing some of that Clarity I think the updated would get me to close enough that I that I would feel comfortable and so my suggestion would be achieve goal of reducing Community ghg emissions by 45 by 2030 through implementation of an updated Community climate action plan

Armand Hurford
1:06:02 (0:00:03)

through an updated Community climate action plan

Chris Pettingill
1:06:06 (0:00:32)

yes and so my thinking there is that does not preclude us to continue working we know we have one we will continue working and then sort of that goal though will ultimately be achieved through an updated plan it is we've seen that in the tactics updating it so I just think for me that that's clear enough I I'm just hesitant to sort of say to leave the impression in our strategic plan that it's ju we're not changing anything we're just sticking with the existing plan we have which isn't our intent

Armand Hurford
1:06:39 (0:00:04)

yeah I yeah go ahead counselor then I have a thought on that as

Jenna Stoner
1:06:43 (0:00:19)

well we still suggest that we say through updating and implementation of because I just feel like that we were just updating and then it just sits there I think the action is to implement the actions of the updated plan

Armand Hurford
1:07:02 (0:01:01)

thank you and I think that the update piece and I understand the importance of words and we need to put them front and center but that plan speaks to the need itself speaks the need of it to be updated to achieve our to achieve our goals so it's I think it's fairly redundant but it's also not a it's language and I think that I quite like counselor Stoners wordsmithing there that will give the direction that we're still moving forward we're not waiting for an updated plan our next action isn't waiting for an updated Plan before we take action it's continued implementation and updating and um so I like that I like that feedback is that is that okay with you counselor pettinghills or anyone else feel strongly about that piece okay so we've provided some edits were there any additional edits the first three pages I feel like we're getting close here counselor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:08:04 (0:01:15)

it's taken me a little while to process this in the background but it's coming to fruition I had a plan that included something from the fourth page and then fourth page goes so now I'm back to a plan anyways on point eight back to our building relationships in order to capture what I what I'm hoping to get from this point in the next four years I'd like to suggest the following wording Implement a plan to develop our community a Community Partnership strategy that includes nope Implement a plan to develop a Community Partnership strategy in order to increase Community capacity and Resources by September 2026. my point there is that it's a strategy that we need to develop on how we are going to best interact with our community groups it's not just if you want to partner with us here we are

Armand Hurford
1:09:20 (0:00:02)

Council penangel

Chris Pettingill
1:09:22 (0:00:43)

when I hear that I guess for me why I liked what we have here is the end goal is to build those relationships and to increase the capacity and resources that is what we want to achieve I I'm worried a little bit that with the proposed resolution we focus more on one of the tactics to get there to me what you're talking about and asking for makes sense probably as a tactic and it's one of the things we may want to do but personally I would like to keep very clear in my mind the goal of building those relationships and increasing that capacity and resources in those groups like that that's really where what I want to see the outcome of

Armand Hurford
1:10:05 (0:00:33)

thank you and I'll just add I'll chime in there as well I think I like where we are with the wording with the wording there and the stronger relationships may not result in a partnership agreement which is that technical term so but when we do get into the conversation around the fourth page and the tactics I'm sure that I'm sure that piece will be will be surfaced there and it as a way to achieve that but yeah go ahead counselor Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton
1:10:39 (0:00:41)

so I think councilor pettingell and I are in alignment that the goal is to build the relationships I think that the Nuance that I'm struggling to articulate is that I don't want I would like us to reach out to build Partnerships and relationships that we need as opposed to just developing you know an application form for Community groups to apply to and a system for them to apply to but for us to say here are the community groups or Societies or Partnerships that would benefit our community here are the things we're missing okay

Armand Hurford
1:11:21 (0:00:50)

I'm gonna I'm gonna ask a question of Staff here just to maybe help us unpack this a little bit I'm thinking about the next step here and we've got three pages here that we're almost there that we're almost there on this next piece around tactics how do you see coming to council with that I can see where the reporting is and the next pieces but just like that starting point I'm not exactly clear on as we've sort of changed a little bit today in this in this meeting so maybe and I think that's where some of this lives so what where I know this is new information as we're as we're going here but can you speak to what your sort of ideas would be for next steps on this to address things such as that

SPEAKER_04
1:12:12 (0:01:25)

thank through you the mayor so the tactics that Council has seen and the appendix that's been published is a start in terms of here's what we are striving for um if you remember at the beginning of our strategic planning process and we do plan to bring it back soon is that intake tool so if there's something not on a tactic list that Council wants to see we put it through the intake tool and that tool talks about does it align with the ocp does the line with the strategy so in the example you're speaking about the answer is yes then the next question is resources and that's when it may get put in as a tactic by Council the deadline and may be affected and then it is brought forward to budget for consideration so next steps ultimately would be to have the Strategic plan published and communicated to the community and then council's first touch would be an update on here are all the tactics as I'm not sure the timing of the pilot with the software I don't want to rely on that because that might be too far away but it would be a list of basically staff's action plan which we are continuing to complete we didn't want it you know completely nail it down because we didn't have the Strategic plan right we didn't want to get ahead of it so I can't I'd have to look at the agenda planner but that's essentially the next touch

Armand Hurford
1:13:37 (0:00:55)

okay thank you I yeah that makes sense and I envisioned this really providing the input into the budget being surfaced really during the budget process when we come out to how we're going to Resource to actually achieve these things so with that in mind and knowing that there's another touch Point coming I think I'm comfortable with where with where we are and I think we're a lot I do think that to those that have spoken to it are aligned in their objective and it'll be up to us to be disciplined to remember to keep that friend of mind as we as we look at these tactics and resourcing these things going forward is there anyone is there anyone that's that thinks that a change here is absolutely necessary to or standing in the way of adopt of adoption of this counselor Anderson

Eric Andersen
1:14:32 (0:00:06)

Just to be clear you're referring to the first three pages and we're going to come back and discuss the how will we what we will accomplish

Armand Hurford
1:14:38 (0:00:50)

Paige yes Miss glende's outlined sort of the how we'll touch that we're just not exactly sure when but we're talking at the first three the first three pages and the edits that we've provided here tonight so with that seeing no other hands I'm going to move the adoption of the of the Strategic plan as largely as presented tonight incorporating the edits provided to staff and that is the first three pages to be extra clear as that was one of the edits provided to staff is there a secondary so actually we go to Charter view capture that or reject me to I'm unlikely to State it exactly the same the second

SPEAKER_02
1:15:29 (0:00:09)

time

Armand Hurford
1:15:39 (0:00:02)

oh hold on sure okay sorry

SPEAKER_04
1:15:42 (0:00:04)

thanks

SPEAKER_02
1:15:46 (0:00:12)

that Council endorsed the 2023-2026 Strategic plan is presented at the special business meeting on April 25th 2023 with the Amendments provided to staff

Armand Hurford
1:15:59 (0:00:17)

and one of those was removing the last page which I added as commentary to be clear so we're talking about the first three pages and the comments that we did this drop poll around Miss Glenn did you have there is only a few did you captures and you mind recapping just to make sure that we're all on the same page

SPEAKER_04
1:16:17 (0:01:05)

yes I can recap them and Char if Shar wants to Ms Pollock wants to capture them for I don't know what that term is but thanks so accessibility add the word Equitable in the narrative you didn't bring it up but I'm assuming there was no change to the fact that relationships can stay in as opposed to Partnerships yes number 12. adding Master plans I wrote it down update District Master plans number 13 ad updating and keep in implementation of the CCAP and then the Nar the tactic or sorry the narrative explaining some of the tactics remove it so the last page will be more graphic maybe a narrative on how we plan to measure success in terms of an appendix with detailed robust tactics and action plans once staff have completed that

Armand Hurford
1:17:22 (0:00:55)

okay Council so that was that captures my that provides the clarity on the motion I move I was looking for a second or on that counselor green law thank you I'll speak briefly to this we've gone around we've all spoken to various pieces of this I'm really excited to be to be at this point I know it took a lot of work to get here by not just the people in the room but the whole organization to really start ground truthing what is what is possible and I'm really looking forward to moving the dial on these things with everyone here as we go to the next steps of implementing this so thank you very much for the work and I'm clearly speaking in favor of our adopting our strategic plan thank you counselor stoner

Jenna Stoner
1:18:18 (0:01:34)

thank you through the chair s a huge thanks to my Council colleagues to staff and to the facilitators who started us out on this direction creating a strategic plan is not an easy process but it is a really important one for guiding the next three years and a half that we have sitting around this table and working with staff to try and achieve some of the goals that will hopefully benefit our community the deepest going forward it isn't easy to narrow down to what your core priorities are going to be for three and a half years and we have 16 very audacious goals is the way that I'm going to explain them there's a lot already going on within the district there's a lot going on around the council table and there's a lot going on in their Community there are a lot of competing priorities and it is our job as those of us who have been elected around this table to figure out how and what pieces we're going to move forward and I think this plan is one that I can be very proud of and I look forward to implementing with my Council colleagues and with staff for the next three and a half years I know it's going to be a lot of work it's going to take a lot of focus and it's going to take a lot of really hard decision making but I think this document and the process that we went through to come to it together will hopefully help us make those really hard decisions that we know we're going to have to make for our community over the next few years so a word of thanks and I fully support the motion on the floor

Armand Hurford
1:19:53 (0:00:02)

thank you very much I have counselor pettingell

Chris Pettingill
1:19:55 (0:02:09)

yeah thanks I am also speaking in support I just want to call out the piece on Equity it is already referenced quite strongly in resilient people and relationships but I did support pulling it and adding it to the principles as well because it is such an important key concept but I just wanted to highlight that because I didn't want people to think or listening that we left Equity out it has been there but I think raising it and making sure it's articulated in the principles is very worthwhile just in general like some of my colleagues have said I found the Strategic plan last term so important for almost every decision that faced us so going through this process and making sure we had a really strong document was something I talked about during my campaign and something that has been Central for me I think to we have two new counselors but it is a very different Dynamic and we are all strong personnel and figuring out how you're going to work together for four years on some pretty intense topics is important and so going through the process of developing the plan I think was critical to setting us up for success and I think we've done that and along those lines and I've mentioned it once or twice but I did have the unfortunate luck I guess of getting coveted part way through the process and you know doing these things in person is a lot better and there would have been reasons or you know just Technical and otherwise to have me miss some of those meetings but the amount of effort and support from my colleagues to include me is very much appreciated and then I think spoke very well about our intent as a council to work together even when we don't agree even when there's difficult topics and so having gone through this process figuring out where there's compromise and there is compromise from all of us in this um I think gives me a lot of faith that this is going to be a strong Council and we will face difficult decisions and compromises together and so I thank all of you for that and staff as well for their support in that

Armand Hurford
1:22:05 (0:00:02)

thank you counselor French

John French
1:22:07 (0:01:00)

thanks mayor Hereford um and in an exercise or speaking in favor of the motion in an exercise like this one not everybody gets what they want and I think that our discussion here tonight has Illustrated that not everybody is getting what they want out of this strategic plan we've gone through a process that has involved give and take and give it's been a negotiation from the very beginning right up until this moment right now and in a process like this the people who were involved in it have a choice the group can either be divided or the group can come together and as councilor pettinghill has eloquently shared we came together and we've gotten ourselves to where we are today together and through the end of the term we will work this strategic plan together and it'll be a document that I'm going to be proud to share in our community

Armand Hurford
1:23:08 (0:00:08)

thanks mayor thank you councilor French any other comments on the Strategic plan right yeah go ahead counselor

Andrew Hamilton
1:23:17 (0:00:35)

Hamilton I want to actually call out and thank Miss glende for taking a leadership role in the last phase of this strategic plan that was a very large burden that you took on and I know that you are supported by your staff along the way so thank you to all the staff that supported you in these last few weeks of the Strategic plan thanks I look forward to implementing and achieving these audacious goals thanks

Armand Hurford
1:23:53 (0:00:10)

I do like the addition of audacious to the meeting that's true I'm with you there seeing no other hands oh yeah go ahead

Eric Andersen
1:24:03 (0:00:32)

I would just briefly like to also acknowledge the work of Linda glenday and staff in this project we've had a strategic plan over the last four years since it served us very well I think this one is going to serve us even better we've done some collective learning there's new experience to draw from I think there's real improvements in how this will be used and we can already see the mechanics of how this will be used in future and I'm looking forward to that thank you

Armand Hurford
1:24:36 (0:02:34)

thank you Council Anderson and with that I will call the question all in favor