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REPORT TO:Council <br />DATE OF MEETING:September 14, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Kathryn Dever, Director, Strategy & Corporate Performance, <br />(519) 741-2200 ext. 7370 <br />PREPARED BY:Karen Cooper, Manager, Strategic and Business Planning <br />(519) 741-2200 ext.7817 <br />Lauren Burr,Corporate Planning Analyst, (519) 741-2200 ext. 7059 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED:All Ward(s) <br />DATE OF REPORT:September 9,2020 <br />REPORT NO.:CAO-20-004 <br />SUBJECT:2020 Business Plan Progress Report and Compass Kitchener <br />Strategic Plan Evaluation Guide <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />For Information <br />BACKGROUND: <br />2020 has been an unprecedented year as the City responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some staff <br />were redeployed to support emergency operations, others were placed on declared emergency leave, <br />and others worked from home. Through this challenging time, staff demonstrated resiliency and made <br />progress on 2020 Business Plan projects as outlined in this report. <br />Council annually approves a list of projects thatimplement the Strategic Planandother projects that are <br />a priority to Counciland departments.These projects form theannualBusiness Plan. TheBusiness Plan <br />and the budget are developed in parallel to ensure resources arealignedto completethework.The 2020 <br />Business Plan includes all 25actions from the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan,as well as 22 business plan <br />projects. <br />The COVID-19 pandemic affected s ability tocomplete workand theApril Business Plan Progress <br />Report was cancelled.Appendix Ato this reportprovides the Business Plan Progress Report covering <br />the period January 1 to August 31, 2020. It contains the complete list of projects and their currentstatus. <br />Compass Kitchener has the mandate to create evaluation criteria and to evaluate implementation of the <br />Strategic Plan.The Business Plan progress reportsform a source of information for Compass Kitchener <br />in monitoring implementation of the Strategic Plan.Compass Kitchener developed evaluation criteria for <br />the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan in consultation with Appendix B <br />to this report contains Compass KitchenerCompass Kitchener <br />representatives will be attendance at the September 14 Council Meeting to present the Guide to Council. <br />Localizing(SDGs) is an important component ofthe <br />2019-2022 Strategic Plan,and this report provides an update on progressin localizing the SDGs. Asa <br />foundational piece, staff compiled data for more than90indicators that can be used to measure progress <br />on the SDGs. Staff worked in collaboration with staff at the cities of Cambridge and Waterloothrough a <br />federally funded project with the World Council on City Data(WCCD).WCCD representatives will attend <br />the September14 Council meeting to present a Platinum Certificate to Council in recognition of <br />***This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994for assistance. <br />4 - 1 <br />