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Staff Report <br />Chief Administrator: Office <br />I R <br /> <br />REPORT TO: <br />Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING: <br />January 13, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY: <br />Kathryn Dever, Director, Strategy & Corporate Performance, <br />(519) 741-2200 ext. 7370 <br />PREPARED BY: <br />Karen Cooper, Manager, Strategic & Business Planning, <br />(519) 741-2200 ext. 7817 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED: <br />All Ward(s) <br />DATE OF REPORT: <br />December 19, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.: <br />CAO -19-018 <br />SUBJECT: <br />2019 Business Plan Year End Report <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />For Information <br />EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: <br />2019 was a year of many achievements for the City of Kitchener, including the completion of 28 <br />projects in the 2019 Business Plan. 2019 marked a transition in the business planning process from <br />legacy projects implementing the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan to projects implementing the new 2019- <br />2022 Strategic Plan. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Each year Council approves a list of priority projects to be undertaken by staff that implement the strategic <br />plan and that are significant to Council and the community. Staff use this list to prepare the annual <br />Business Plan, and report to Council and the public three times during the year on the status of projects. <br />Based on recommendations from Compass Kitchener, staff streamlined the 2019 Business Plan project <br />list and identified projects that reflected a transition between the 2015-2018 Strategic Plan and the 2019- <br />2022 Strategic Plan. The 2019 Business Plan included 57 projects and 18 ongoing programs as approved <br />by Council. <br />This report provides Council and the public with an overview of what was accomplished in the Business <br />Plan over the course of 2019. Appendix A provides a summary of projects completed in 2019. Appendix <br />B provides the complete list of the 57 projects and their year-end status, as well as the progress made <br />on each of the 18 ongoing initiatives. <br />REPORT: <br />Overall Status of 2019 Business Plan Implementation <br />Of the 57 projects in the 2019 Business Plan, 40 were scheduled to be completed in 2019. As of <br />December 31, 28 projects have been completed, and another 13 are on track to be completed by their <br />planned end date. 12 projects are delayed, 2 projects are on hold, and one has not been started yet. The <br />delays are primarily caused by shifts in internal technology, more time needed for involvement of <br />stakeholders and/or lack of dedicated resources. One project—the Parkland Dedication Policy—was <br />cancelled due to changes in provincial legislation. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br />IF1 - 1 <br />