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City Manager Anna Mathewson presented Port Moody’s 2023 Annual Report to members of Council at the June 25, 2023 Regular Council Meeting.

“I’m proud to share this report as it shows City staff’s commitment to providing high-quality core services and making Port Moody a safe, healthy, and vibrant place,” said City Manager Anna Mathewson. “I invite everyone to read the full report to learn about how we met the needs of our residents and businesses in 2023.”

The City publishes an annual report each year in accordance with British Columbia’s Community Charter. The 2023 Annual 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 2023-2026 Council Strategic Plan, and highlights the achievements of each City department.

“Annual reports are an important way for us to show accountability and to celebrate our accomplishments,” said Mayor Meghan Lahti. “In 2023, Council and City staff made excellent progress toward achieving the goals and objectives outlined in the 2023-2026 Council Strategic Plan. I encourage Port Moody residents and business owners to read the 2023 Annual Report to see how we’re carrying out our mission – to lead bold initiatives and provide our community with exceptional services and a sound financial future.”

Here are some examples of statistics and achievements in 2023:

  • conducted nine significant public engagement initiatives that offered 29 opportunities for input and posted 15 development applications for online input;
  • responded to 1,756 emergency incidents, a record high number of calls for service in a calendar year for Port Moody Fire Rescue;
  • welcomed 273,522 visitors to the Port Moody Public Library, and registered new library accounts for 1,812 Port Moody residents, and 1,434 non-residents;
  • completed watermain projects in Glenayre, College Park, and Seaview, which included replacement of more than 1.5 kilometres of watermain as well as full roadway asphalt replacement, and sidewalk, curb, and gutter restoration;
  • adopted an Urban Forest Management Strategy, which will help us preserve and maximize the benefits that trees provide and respond to the impacts of climate change and urban growth;
  • completed energy assessments for 22 City-owned facilities, identified carbon reduction measures, and developed a carbon reduction pathway for achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 on a corporate basis;
  • launched the City’s online building permit submission portal, making the Building Division completely paperless throughout the entire process;
  • planned out the City's response to Accessible BC legislation, including developing an accessibility plan, striking an internal accessibility committee, and creating a public feedback mechanism on accessibility;
  • developed pop-up parks – to animate underutilized spaces and strengthen connections with the public – at Queens St Plaza and Kyle Park;
  • coordinated the 2023 Community Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to community groups and non-profit organizations;
  • developed and launched the Port Moody Business Hub, an economic development microsite for people who are interested in starting or growing their business; and
  • added an exchange zone in front of Port Moody Police headquarters, creating a safe location for residents to meet and complete online transactions as well as transfer children between parents and/or guardians.

Port Moody residents and business owners can read the full report online at portmoody.ca/annualreport.