Business Plan status updates

Suburbs

Three times each year, we provide the community an update on the progress we've made on projects within our business plan. Each project has a direct link to our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.

Status updates

Open government

As of April 30, 2018

88 per cent of the projects are complete or on track to be completed as planned.

There are eight active projects under this strategic priority.

Completed projects
One project is completed:
  1. Community Engagement Policy (OG15)
Projects on track
Seven projects are on track to be completed as planned:
  1. E-tendering, end date December 2018
  2. Community Engagement Plans, Tools and Resources, end date December 2018
  3. Participatory Budgeting, end date December 2019
  4. Customer Service Review, end date December 2019
  5. Advance Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Technology, end date December 2019 
  6. Close the Loop with Citizens, end date December 2019
  7. Municipal Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, end date December 2019
Strong and resilient economy

As of April 30, 2018

86 per cent of the projects are on track to be completed by the planned end date.

There are seven active projects under this strategic priority.

Projects on track
Six projects are on track to be completed as planned:
  1. Broadband & Fibre Optic Infrastructure, end date December 2018
  2. Make It Start - Creative Hub at 44 Gaukel Street, end date April 2019
  3. Make it Vibrant - Special Events and Urban Vitality Strategy, end date December 2019
  4. Make It Grow - Music and Film Industry Office, end date December 2019
  5. Make It Urban - Upper Level Market Transformation, end date December 2019
  6. City Hall Outdoor Spaces Detailed Design, end date December 2019
Projects on hold

One project is on hold:

  1. Make It Start - Advanced Manufacturing Incubator, end date to be determined
Safe and thriving neighbourhoods 

As of April 30, 2018

86 per cent of the projects are on track to be completed by the planned end date.

There are 21 active projects under this strategic priority.

Completed projects
One project has been completed:
  1. Community Energy Investment Strategy
Projects on track
17 projects are on track to be completed as planned:
  1. Grand River Park - Phase 1, end date August 2018
  2. Heritage Best Practices Implementation, end date August 2018
  3. Upper Canada District Park Master Plan - Priority 1, end date December 2018
  4. Doon Pioneer Park Skate Park, end date December 2018
  5. Implement South Kitchener District Park Master Plan - phase 1, end date December 2018
  6. Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre Expansion - Design & Construction, end date December 2018
  7. Neighbourhood Places Program - Public Seating Program, end date December 2018
  8. More Neighbourhood Events, end date December 2018
  9. Boulevard Beautification Guidelines, end date December 2018
  10. Hidden Valley Land Use Study, end date April 2019
  11. Comprehensive Zoning By-law Review, end date December 2019
  12. Urban Design Manual, end date December 2019
  13. Make It Urban - Rockway Centre Partnership Development, end date December 2019
  14. Community Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, end date December 2019
  15. Community Centre Audit Implementation, end date December 2019
  16. Automated Speed Camera Program for Traffic Calming, end date December 2019
  17. Snow Angel Program, end date December 2019
Projects delayed
The end date on three projects have been delayed:
  1. Complete Streets Policy, new end date August 2018
  2. Sustainable Development Feasibility Study, new end date December 2018
  3. Neighbourhood Places Program - Neighbourhood Greening Program, new end date April 2019
Sustainable environment and infrastructure  

As of April 30, 2018

67 per cent of the projects are on track to be completed by the planned end date.

There are nine active projects under this strategic priority.

Projects on track
Six projects are on track to be completed as planned:
  1. Iron Horse Trail Improvement Strategy  - Central Section, end date August 2018
  2. Sustainable Urban Forest Management Program, end date December 2018
  3. Asset Management Plans for Parking Enterprise, end date December 2018
  4. Asset Management Plans for Golf, end date August 2019
  5. Update the Cycling Master Plan, end date December 2019
  6. Iron Horse Trail Improvement Strategy - North and South Section, end date December 2019
Projects delayed
The end date on two project has been delayed:
  1. Year-round Maintenance of Trails and Pathways Around Schools - Pilot, new end date April 2019
  2. Low Impact Development Design Guidelines - Stormwater Utility, new end date August 2019
Projects on hold

One project is on hold

  1. Corporate Climate Action Plan, end date to be determined
Effective and efficient city services

As of April 30, 2018

81 per cent of the projects are complete or on track to be completed by the planned end date.

There are 26 active projects under this strategic priority

Completed projects

Three projects have been completed:

  1. Server System Failover Capability
  2. Comprehensive Review of Business Licensing
  3. Revenue Comprehensive Service Review Action Plan and Implementation
Projects on track

18 projects are on track to be completed as planned:

  1. Electronic Agenda Management, end date August 2018
  2. Online Business Licensing, end date December 2018
  3. AMANDA 7 and Public Portal Review, end date December 2018
  4. Administrative Monetary Penalties Strategy (AMPS), end date December 2018
  5. Purchasing Procedures to Support New By-law, end date December 2018
  6. 2018 Election, end date April 2019
  7. Leisure Facilities Master Plan, end date April 2019
  8. Development Charges Background Study, end date August 2019
  9. Replacement of Fire Department Dispatch System, end date August 2019
  10. Regional Emergency Communication Centre, end date December 2019
  11. Utilities Meter Mobile Workforce Management System, end date December 2019
  12. Implement First Phase of Corporate Talent Strategy, end date December 2019
  13. Electronic Records Management Strategy, end date December 2019
  14. Automation of Payment Processing, end date December 2019
  15. Streamline Procurement Processes Related to Payment Processing, end date December 2019
  16. Water and Sanitary - Review of Rate Structure, end date August 2020
  17. Civic Innovation Lab at Communitech, end date December 2020
  18. Implementation of the Digital Kitchener Strategy, end date December 2021
Projects delayed

The end dates on five projects have been delayed:

  1. Parking Payment Technologies, new end date August 2018
  2. Development of Public Internet Access Standard, new end date December 2018
  3. Responsible Pet Ownership Strategy, new end date April 2019
  4. Parkland Dedication Policy, new end date April 2019
  5. Long Term Financial Plan, new end date August 2019

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