Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights the City’s strategic goals, achievements, future priorities and the City’s financial position at the end of 2020.

Highlights from 2020 include the introduction of a Community Support and Response Plan (CSRP) to foster community resilience and recovery by providing direct relief, maintaining essential service levels throughout a pandemic, an improved development application process and continued planning for new recreation facilities. The City was also named  one of B.C.’s Top Employers and awarded a BC Municipal Safety Association (BCMSA) Organizational Safety Excellence Award.

Some of the work – including ongoing efforts to build a strong financial position through a cautious and methodical approach – has helped to lay the financial foundation that is supporting the City during the challenging times today.

  1. Watch the meeting without participating
  2. Write to Council
  3. Use a computer to participate remotely
  4. Use a smart phone or tablet app to participate remotely
  5. Use my phone to participate remotely
  6. Attend in-person

Visit our Agenda and Minutes page.

Please note, you may register to attend the meeting remotely without signing up to speak to an item. The City Clerk’s Office will compile a speakers list for each item. Everyone will be permitted to speak at the verbal input opportunity but those who have registered in advance will be given first opportunity. Once the speakers list has been exhausted, you will be asked to use the raise hand feature to indicate if you would like to speak. For participants using the telephone, the raise hand feature can be activated by dialing *9. For participants using a computer/smart phone/tablet, the raise hand feature can be activated by selecting the raise hand button found in Webinar Controls. For more information on using the raise hand feature, and to see what the feature looks like on the various platforms, please consult this help article at the Zoom support website.

Please also note that there is a short delay between the broadcast of the meeting available at Agenda and Minutes page and the Zoom meeting. It is not advisable to use both methods to view the proceedings at the same time. 

Speaking Tips for remote participants:

  • Limit your comments to the proposed application.
  • You will have 5 minutes to speak.
  • You will be muted when you join the webinar.
  • Make sure that you are in a quiet area with no background noise.
  • Ensure that your device is fully charged and that you have access to a charging station should your device need it.
  • Do not put your phone on speaker phone.
  • If using a computer, it may be better to use a headset with a microphone to talk so that you can be heard.
  • When it is your turn to speak, the Mayor or a member of the City Clerk’s Office will call your name and you will be un-muted.
  • Additional instructions may be given by the Mayor or the City Clerk.

Important Notice

Remote participation will be conducted by Zoom. Zoom can be used via a computer with a microphone, a tablet or smart phone, or by a land line. Zoom is a US based video conferencing solution used extensively by cities and the provincial government. Like most similar programs/software/services, Zoom will collect a limited amount of personal information about you when you register to join the meeting. If you are not comfortable with this collection of personal information, please participate by writing to Council.

Learn More About City Budgets

Want to learn more about where your tax dollars go? The City of Coquitlam has made available a Data Visualization Tool for the public to easily view information about City budgets and spending. Check it out to view:

  • 2018 Annual Expenses (the City’s most recent audited financial statement data)
  • Capital Budgets (breakdown of the 5-year capital budget down to the project level)
  • Operating Budgets (breakdown of the operating budget down to the business unit)
  • Project Explorer (a highlight of select new and ongoing projects)

Feel free to provide us with your feedback regarding the tool.

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