A Vibrant, Active, and Connected City
Council is committed to weaving together a strong community fabric of programs, services and infrastructure that result in a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable City. To this end, Council seeks to nurture a thriving and engaged citizenry; neighbourhoods where there is a sense of belonging and connectedness; a culture of inclusiveness, diversity and social cohesion; and programs, facilities and services that are accessible and meet the needs of the demographics of the community for today and in the future. Council seeks a City that is full of opportunities for recreation, boasts a variety of outdoor green space, reflects our rich arts and cultural communities, celebrates Richmond’s unique heritage and waterfront roots, and provides meaningful opportunities for volunteerism and engagement. In addition, Council is committed to looking for ways to best address changing social service needs within its limited mandate and resources, while effectively managing the downloading of services and funding from senior levels of government. This goal seeks as an outcome, a balanced system of programs, services and infrastructure that results in an active, caring, connected and engaged community where people belong and thrive.
Council priorities for a vibrant, active, and connected city:
2.1 Strong neighbourhoods.
2.2 Effective social service networks.
2.3 Outstanding places, programs and services that support active living, wellness and a sense of belonging.
2.4 Vibrant arts, culture and heritage opportunities.