The City of Richmond is inviting people to help shape our social development future for the next 10 years.
The public is being encouraged to review and comment on the final draft of the city’s Social Development Strategy to 2022 before it’s revised and sent to city council for approval.
“Richmond has a strong tradition of addressing social needs in its planning and service delivery,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
“This strategy draws on many existing successes to guide the city and community partners to work together in decisions and resource allocation to further develop capacity in response to emerging social matters over the next decade.”
The strategy consists of a clear framework that provides an over-arching vision, three major goals, nine strategic directions with specific actions under each direction.
For example, the vision is a city that considers the needs of its present and future generations, values and builds on its diversity, nurtures its social capital and treats its citizens with fairness and respect.
There’s an opportunity to attend a drop-in style public open house on Thursday, March 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. where city representatives will be on-hand to talk about the strategy and answer questions.
The open house takes place at Richmond City Hall, Room M.1003 at 6911 No. 3 Road.
A copy of the Strategy, interactive discussion forums and related information is available at www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca. Printed copies will be available at city hall or at SUCCESS, 222-7000 Minoru Blvd.