The city’s annual report for 2019 is now published and posted online. There is perhaps no better way to understand the “state of Prince George,” than by reading the latest annual report, according to the city. The report includes audited financial statements, tax exemptions, services and operations for the previous year, the city’s objectives and priorities, and measures of its activities and objectives.
Over the last decade, planning at the City of Prince George has been based on an integrated community sustainability plan known as myPG, and the annual report is based on the four myPG pillars:
- Social Health and Well-Being
- Environmental Leadership and Climate Action
- Economic Growth and Development
- City Government and Infrastructure
The report is also full of data and statistics about the city for residents and visitors to enjoy. For example, in 2019, the city’s last full year of operation prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, community arenas recorded an estimated 1.18 million visits. In addition, 2019 was a record year for building permits, transit ridership, and bookings of Masich Place Stadium.
Prince George city council will consider the 2019 annual report at its August 31 regular meeting to be held at 6 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers. The annual report is available for review by the public on the city’s website: www.princegeorge.ca/annualreport. Paper copies are available for review Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the service centre – first floor, City Hall.
Written submissions regarding the 2019 Annual Report will be accepted until 4 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, for presentation to council. Submissions may be sent by email to email@example.com. Members of the public are welcome to attend the regular meeting on August 31 to present submissions or ask questions.
Normally, the deadline for council to approve the annual report is June 30, but this was extended until the end of August this year by the Government of British Columbia due to COVID-19.