Whereas Coquitlam’s Strategic Plan outlines five major strategic goals for the City, the Business Plan provides the annual action plan for the organization. The City provides a broad range of services to the community and the Business Plan assists staff in focusing resources, including staff time, on the most important city priorities each year. Council bases the Business Plan priorities on the following criteria:
Strategic goals and directives
Public priorities based on Ipsos Reid and general feedback
Initiatives currently underway and budgeted
Required externally driven initiatives
COVID-19 Impacts on 2021 Business Plan Priorities
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on City services, amenities and financial and human resources.
When developing the draft 2021 Business Plan, staff took a proactive approach to managing the City's operations in uncertain times in order to increase the ability to respond to COVID-19-related items as they emerge.
These items have been captured as a set of new "A" priorities under the umbrella of "City of Coquitlam COVID-19 Response and Recovery" and are the top priority for all departments in 2021.
2021 Business Plan & Priorities
The 2021 Business Plan (PDF) priorities have been organized into themes under each of the City’s five strategic goals. Each theme has direct work items and are ranked to indicate relative importance. The definitions of these rankings are as follows:
"A" Priority:Initiatives that are most strongly supported as top priorities for the current year because they meet the majority of the following criteria:
Considerable budget impact and/or human resource effort
Significant Council or community interest
Dependence on external partners
Mandatory or legislated
"B" Priority: Initiatives that are supported as priorities because they meet some of the above criteria, however, they may be deferred if circumstances throughout the year so dictate
"C" Priority: Initiatives that are important but may be deferred if time and resources are not available