Civic Engagement Policy and Framework Development
In 2017, the City worked with Modus Consulting on developing a Civic Engagement Policy and Framework. The resulting document helps Council and the City to draw on best practices to guide citizen engagement and allow for better informed decision making and partnership with the public on issues in the community. These strategies and tools will assist the City to meet the public’s needs and preferences for participation.
The City would like to thank Pitt Meadows residents, businesses, community groups, and committees who participated in the development of the Civic Engagement Framework. This input was essential to coming up with a plan for public engagement in Pitt Meadows.
Enhancing Safety and Security
The City and the Katzie First Nation have been connecting with local stakeholders to identify issues and gather information on how we can connect law enforcement with other non-police organizations to create a “safety and security web” of services to better connect and serve the community.
Police in Canada are facing unprecedented internal and external challenges, many of which are rooted in the changing context in which police now operate. At the same time, significant new opportunities are emerging that can help police services to better adjust and ultimately prosper in the evolving safety and security landscape.
Foremost among these changes has been the growth of the safety and security web. The web comprises an increasing number of nonpolice organizations; including private security, local health professionals, community and municipal groups, and other government organizations, that now interact with one another and with police in the provision of safety and security. Working effectively within and through this web, rather than as isolated entities, will allow policing organizations to better respond to existing and emerging issues.
Truck Traffic Information Session
Increased truck traffic on Bonson Road in Pitt Meadows is an issue the community has been discussing. To address this, the City of Pitt Meadows and the Katzie First Nation co-hosted a community information session on August 24, 2017 to discuss truck traffic in South Bonson.
If you would like to be added to an email list for occasional updates on this issue, please send your name and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put "Truck Traffic Email List" in the subject line.