Three years ago today this Council took office because you chose to take London in a new, exciting and different direction.
We have made remarkable progress toward our vision for London, as we build the city we want not just for us, but for our children and grandchildren as well.
City building isn’t always easy, but we’re getting there, as we work through the pillars of our Strategic Plan. 95% of the projects outlined in that four year plan are either complete or on target.
We know from our City of London satisfaction survey that 95% of you are satisfied with your overall quality of life, and 87% are satisfied with our level of city services.
We’re going to continue to work hard to serve you better.
The top three issues identified by Londoners in 2017 are transportation, development and infrastructure and economics. We are making progress in all of those areas.
Our rapid transit system means better transit and less congestion for all, right across the city. With dedicated lanes and lights synching with traffic flow, this means we will all get from point A to point B faster.
We are seeing more development in our downtown core than ever before, as we build our city inward and upward.
We are working with our development services team to make it easier to build and do business in London.
Housing starts are set to surpass last year’s record and work starts within months on Dundas Place, a cultural hub in our core where bars, restaurants and entertainment can spill out onto the street.
As for our local economy, there’s momentum and growth in our job market.
Five London companies in our digital creative sector were named to this year’s Deloitte’s Fast 50. We’re seeing the expansion of so many grassroots businesses all while attracting big name brands like IKEA.
As we look towards 2018, there is still much work to be done.
I’m looking forward to working with my Council colleagues and the entire City of London team as we continue to build a better city for all.
Visiting Nothers Signs and Recognitions
Unveiling the new expansion at Alliance iCommunication at CitiPlaza
- Core Turning Red for AIDS Awareness
- Western Mustangs Honoured at City Hall
- Meet the Guy Who Puts up Victoria Park’s 75,000 Lights
- Dr. Mackie Pleased With Consumption Site Feedback
- Knights’ Hunter Nears Milestone Win
- Santa’s House Back at Victoria Park to Help Sick Children
- Local Employment Numbers Improve
- 14 Neighbourhood Projects to Become a Reality
- City Lowers Proposed Tax Hike to 2.8%
- Santa Claus Visits Hyde Park
- London and Area Works
- Brandon Prust Joins London Knights Coaching Staff
- Downtown London Call Centre Adding 200 Workers
- Indigenous Events at Western Bridging Cultural Divide
- Major Gift Extends My Sisters’ Place Hours
Events and Occasions:
- Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade
- CCLC Appreciation Event
- Meeting with Ambassador Kali Prasad Pokhrel of Nepal
- Syrian Gathering
- 12 Annual Indigenous Student Association Pow Wow
- MindGrind on 103.1 Fresh FM
- Meeting with Carmen Alpaerts of Angels in the Night
- Mayoral Monday on AM980
- Tour of Nothers Signs and Recognitions
- Visit to the Royal Canadian Legion
- CP Holiday Train Tour
- Alliance iCommunication Investment Announcement
- Chinese Investors Lunch
- Western Mustangs Celebration in Council Chambers
- Nurse-Family Partnership Announcement
- Meeting with Adam Carapella
- Lighting of the Lights in Victoria Park
Nurse-Family Partnership Announcement at the Middlesex-London Health Unit with Deputy Premier Deb Matthews
Western Mustangs celebration at City Hall
- Council approved phasing out the vacant unit rebate and vacant/excess land subclass tax reduction.
- Council received for information the Wastewater Systems Improvement summary.
- Council received the 2015 State of the Downtown Report.
- Council received the Strategic Plan Semi Annual Progress Report and 2017 Report to the Community.