City publishes 2023 Annual Report

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Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George has published its 2023 Annual Report. The report is available for public comment on the City's website and at City Hall until noon on June 24, 2024.

The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the City’s initiatives accomplished in 2023, detailed audited financial statements, and activities planned for the coming year that align with the Council’s strategic priorities. For the past decade, the City of Prince George has based its planning on an integrated community sustainability plan known as myPG. The Annual Report is structured around the four myPG pillars:

  1. City Government and Infrastructure
  2. Economic Growth and Development
  3. Social Health and Well-Being
  4. Environmental Leadership and Climate Action

Notable accomplishments in 2023:

  • Civic Core Plan and Official Community Plan (OCP) Review: In support of the goal of growing the city and creating a long-term vision roadmap with targets, the City completed public engagement for the Civic Core Plan and commenced engagement on the OCP review.
  • Quality of Life: Two new daycare centres, Tsuhl’ Cho/Huckleberry Daycare on Dagg Road and Kool Cats Family Daycare on Malaspina Avenue, were opened. These facilities were funded by the ChildCareBC New Spaces Fund and the Union of BC Municipalities Childcare Space Creation Fund.
  • Accessibility Improvements: The City implemented the 2023 sidewalk renewal and new sidewalk capital programs, completing 485 meters of new sidewalk and rehabilitating 3,297 meters of existing sidewalk.
  • Community Safety and Health: Progress was made towards ensuring a safe, healthy, and clean community with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the provincial government in June to clarify roles and align goals.
  • Recreation and Inclusivity: In August, the City, in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, announced the grand opening of the Jumpstart Multi-Sport Court in Carrie Jane Gray Park. Spanning over 28,000 square feet, it is the largest of its kind in Canada and is designed to accommodate physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities, supporting casual play and organized sports, such as basketball and pickleball.
  • Grant Funding: The City continued to pursue grant funding to offset capital expenditure budgets. Notable projects funded by grants included the new roundabout and daycare centres. In 2023, the City received $12.498 million from the BC Growing Communities Fund, facilitated by Infrastructure Canada and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

City Council will review the report at its regular meeting on June 24 at 6 p.m. Paper copies are available for viewing at the Service Centre on the first floor of City Hall and at the Legislative Services Division on the fifth floor during regular business hours.

Written submissions regarding the 2023 Annual Report should be forwarded to the Corporate Officer by 5 p.m. on June 18 to be included in the Council’s agenda package. Submissions received after this deadline will be provided to the Council on the day of the meeting for their consideration. Submissions may be sent by email to cityclerk@princegeorge.ca.

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Claire Thwaites, senior communications advisor
Mobile: 778-349-1386
Email: media@princegeorge.ca