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Council Priorities

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Our population and economy is growing.

  • Grow our population to support economic and labour force needs
  • Expand infrastructure for growth to support local economic development
  • Expand infrastructure related to recreational facilities
  • Improve transportation, public transit and active transportation options
  • Rationalize current inventory of bridges, roads, parks and buildings in support of new infrastructure investment
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Environmental Sustainability

Acting today for a better tomorrow.

  • Develop a climate change strategy to deal with flooding and erosion issues
  • Promote growth while protecting the environment
  • Implement strategies to help everyone become stewards and adapt to a changing climate
  • Reduce cost and environmental impact of energy use
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Community Wellness

Everyone is safe and able to thrive.

  • Support an increase in access to mental health and addiction services
  • Advance a health and equity in all policies approach to prevent and reduce the impacts of poverty
  • Ensure there is a variety of affordable housing options to meet needs
  • Ensure that everyone has access to social infrastructure that enables them to participate fully in their community
  • Expand trails and active transportation to promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle
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Community Engagement

The voice of the community is reflected in municipal decision-making.

  • Develop and implement an engagement strategy for the corporation that includes methods to reach vulnerable and/or isolated groups
  • Build collaborative partnerships to advance the vision of Chatham-Kent
  • Provide exceptional customer service while fulfilling daily operations