2020 Annual Report highlights achievements and provides overview of City’s COVID-19 response

City Manager Tim Savoie presented Port Moody’s 2020 Annual Report to members of Council at the June 22, 2021 Regular Meeting of Council. 

The City publishes an annual report each year in accordance with British Columbia’s Community Charter. The report contains the City’s financial statements, an independent auditor’s report, and a comprehensive statistical analysis; it also details how the City performed against its goals and objectives, as stated in the 2019-2022 Council Strategic Plan, and highlights the achievements of each City department. 

The global pandemic meant that 2020 was a year of change and adaptation. In addition to providing core services and implementing Council’s strategic plan, City staff were focused on responding to the impacts of COVID-19. The 2020 Annual Report provides an overview of the City’s response, which included activation of Port Moody’s Emergency Operations Centre and the development of comprehensive safety plans for civic facilities, parks, staff, and services. 

The 2020 Annual Report highlights a number of important statistics and achievements. For example, City staff:

  • issued 2,308 business licences;
  • Issued 348 building permits and conducted 1,890 building inspections;
  • planted 20,450 bulbs and 13,248 annuals, and maintained landscaping in 88 traffic circles and walkways;
  • planted 487 trees in parks and boulevards;
  • collected 7,139 tonnes of recycling, glass, green waste, and garbage;
  • cleaned 1,170 catch basins;
  • flushed and cleaned 8,126 metres of the City’s sanitary sewer system, and 11,038 metres of the storm sewer system;
  • completed uni-directional flushing of approximately 47 kilometres of the City’s water distribution system; and
  • responded to 1,008 fire/rescue incidents, including 309 fire calls, 409 medical incidents, 86 motor vehicle incidents, and 34 hazardous materials incidents.

Residents can read the full report online at portmoody.ca/annualreport