Families

IMG_4192 copyPort Moody is a wonderful place for families young and old.  According to census data, the number of families grew by 18.7% between 2006 and 2011, compared to 5.5% average in Canada.  The number of seniors over 65 grew by 38.6% over the same time frame.  We need to ensure that our families and seniors are have the services they need in our beautiful city.

Inlet Soccer Field Upgrade

  • Exising gravel field is used by our young children for soccer games
  • Suffers from excessive and unhealthy dust in summer and significant standing water issues the remainder of the year
  • Many choosing to go into Coquitlam league because of quality of the field
  • It’s time to upgrade the dusty field to artificial turf

Creation of a Seniors Focus Committee

  • We have a fast growing seniors population
  • We need a new committee to allow seniors to give input on how the city can continue to improve programs and services for seniors.

Over the last term…

Over the last term I championed the following initiatives

Improved Daycare Zoning

  • Many residents have to leave the city for daycare
  • Initiated improvements to our Zoning Bylaw for Daycares
  • Prior to these changes Port Moody had one of the most restrictive daycare zoning bylaws in the region

Preschool Expansion

  • Initiated Preschool Task Force in order to investigate opportunities for Preschool expansion in the community.
  • The Task Force has recently been created and will report back to council in the coming months.

Improving Seniors Programs and Services

  • As chair of the Community Care Committee, our committee requested that the city apply for an Age Friendly Grant from the province.
  • The city was subsequently awarded the $20K grant which we used to conduct community planning and consultation on how to improve recreational programs and services for seniors in Port Moody.

 

 

Testimonial

“Rick has shown exemplary leadership on environmental issues – he has a solid vision for a sustainable future”

- Elaine Golds, Scientist and Freedom of the City Recipient