Monday, 5 March 2012

Mayors Report February 6 and 20, 2012

This is what I have been doing:

Mayors Report - February 6, 2012.

January 23 - attended Fraser Health Municipal Government Advisory Council meeting.
Council is chaired by the Fraser Health Board Chair (David Mitchell) and the Mayor of Langley 
(Peter Fassbender)
Council provides a forum for exchange of information between representatives of Fraser Health and the mayors of municipalities served by Fraser Health Authority

January 24 - attended the official openings of the promenade viewing area and the Kent Street Activity Centre renovations and elevator.  These openings marked not only the end of these projects, but also about 20 others which were undertaken in the City  over the past year - funded in part by federal and provincial grants.

January 26 & 27 - attended a Metro Board Workshop as the alternate (Cllr Fathers was on vacation)
worked on goal setting for Metro Vancouver for the upcoming year.

January 27 - was privileged to be invited to a Chinese New Year Celebration by the White Rock South Surrey Chinese Society. Wonderful entertainment and display of the Chinese culture by members of their community - lots of involvement by the children.

January 29 - attended the Alzheimers Society "Walk for Memories" fundraiser at Eaglequest Golf Course last Sunday afternoon - good turnout despite the rain.

Feb 23 - attended another Chinese New Year's Celebration - this time as a guest of the Taiwanese Canadian Association.  I was very impressed by the talent on display during the entertainment and enjoyed the celebration of their culture. 

New Businesses 
Welcome to:
             Santosha Yoga, #106 - 1548 Johnston Road
            Avalon by the Sea Women's Society, 1548 Johnston  Road

Mayor's Report - February 20, 2012

Thursday February 9th - Council held an all-day budget workshop - grueling exercise and one that was very helpful to all of us as we grapple with the needs of the community for the future.

Sunday, February 12th -  participated at the Variety Children's Show of Hearts Telethon answering phones with some of our White Rock Firefighters.  Gratifying to see how that whole process comes together to raise an astonishing amount of funds - over $6.5 million this year.

Wednesday February 15th - very interesting meeting with David Young, Executive Director, Sources - this resource society is based in South Surrey and operates a number of services for families, children and seniors, including the South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank.

Thursday February 16th - met  with representatives from Epcor to discuss their initiatives for the coming year.

Thursday, February 16th - Translink Mayor's Council - fare increases?

Monday February 20th - earlier today I had the pleasure of meeting with our external auditors, KPMG , who will be in the offices to conduct the City's annual audit.

I am pleased to advise that the following have accepted appointments to the Mayor's Task Force on Parking:

1 member of Council-  Louise Hutchinson

1 Director - Financial Services -Sandra Kurylo

1 Parking Services Manager - Matthew Green

3 Representatives from BIA -Sherri Wilson Morrissette
   Jeff Coroliuk ,Jack Sixsmith

4 Representatives from the Waterfront Merchants 
Tyson Blume (Ulis) 
Paul McDonough (JimmyFlynn's) 
Matthew Hale (Five Doors Down)
Frances Fennessy (Ocean Promenade Hotel)

New Businesses
Welcome to...
Medicine Guru Pharmacy, #102 - 1440 George Street

1 comment:

  1. Just looked at the make-up of this task force and other than Councilor Hutchinson who is representing the Taxpayer-Silent Majority. I know this will be a tough nut to crack but I am convinced there is a solution that will better serve the Marine Drive merchants, maintain the desired control & turnover on the Beach, and to a degree maintain the fiscal interests of the City in the Pay Parking Business. RBM