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City council sets priorities for next four years
Cornwall city council has identified economic development, social development and environmental stewardship as its top strategic priorities for the coming four years.
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Cornwall - Mar. 28, 2011 - Cornwall city council has identified economic development, social development and environmental stewardship as its top strategic priorities for the coming four years.

City leaders had gathered in February to establish some strategic priorities for the current term of office, and those priorities were officially adopted by council at its meeting on Monday night.

Along with the priorities, council has agreed on two guiding principles - fiscal affordability and sustainability - to help govern their decision-making in the coming years.

For each priority, a number of objectives were also identified. They include:

Economic Development
- Taxation Level
- Police Audit
- Provincial/Federal Tax Revenue
- Business Park Development
- Airport
- Waterfront Development
- Infrastructure
- Asset Management
- Port of Entry
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Bridge
- Development Charges
- Population and Business Growth
- Regional Interaction
- Tourism
- Communication/Image

Social Development
- Arts and Culture
- Medical Recruitment
- Skills Development
- Education
- Literacy
- Population Growth
- New Residents
- Immigration
- Retain Youth
- Accessibility
- Recreation
- Communication

Environmental Stewardship
- Solid Waste Diversion
- Energy Efficiency
- Water Efficiency
- Land Use Planning
- Brownfield Program
- Infill Development
- Housing Stock
- Property Standards
- Environment Sustainability Plan
- Active Transportation
- Urban Forest
- Communication

In a report to council, CAO Paul Fitzpatrick writes the ultimate goal of the principles and strategic priorities is to ensure that all residents enjoy a positive quality of life. Fitzpatrick also notes that the objectives could be expanded and revised as necessary over the next four years.


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