The Committee considered Chief Administrator's Office report CAO-2023-337, dated July 27, 2023 recommending approval of the initial set of Actions for the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan as contained in Appendix 'C' of the Report.
D. Chapman, Chief Administrative Officer, provided a brief presentation regarding the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan Development - Proposed Strategic Plan Content report, highlighting the proposed content for the Strategic Plan, including an initial set of actions and a refined 20-year vision story.
D. Chapman outlined the 5 strategic goal priorities for the community and the strategic focus for the Council term, including: building a connected city, cultivating a green city, creating an economically thriving city, fostering a caring city and stewarding a better city together.
In response to questions from the Committee, A. Fritz-Walters noted the Strategic Plan launch and public communications are anticipated to begin in Fall 2023.
J. Wells, Compass Kitchener was in attendance in support of the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan process, noting public engagement, development indicators, and data tracking as significant tools to inform the Resident Panel and the Strategic Plan.
W. West and M. Bells, Active Transportation and Trails Advisory Committee, was in attendance in support of the 2023-2026 strategic plan, with emphasis on city-wide active transportation routes, improving safety and well-being, decreasing environmental impact and reducing costs for residents and business.