Council Receives new State of the Infrastructure Report; Council received the new, annual State of the Infrastructure Report. The report highlights the current state of our assets and identifies the infrastructure investment gap. The report projects a funding deficit of $341.1 million dollars over ten years to sufficiently fund the retrofit and maintenance of City infrastructure.
Read the State of Infrastructure Report: https://lf.kitchener.ca/WebLinkExt/0/doc/1783636/Page1.aspx
On demand multi-language interpretation services; Lastnight, Council approved a proposal for on demand multi-language interpretation services. The 2016 Census reports 14% of the City’s population, or 30,000 people, speak a language other than English at home. Kitchener’s goal is for everyone to be able to receive the services and information they need in an easy and convenient way–and, in the ways that they need to receive it. In this case, supported by language interpretation.
Read the staff report on On-Demand Multi-Language Interpretation Support: https://lf.kitchener.ca/WebLinkExt/0/doc/1783631/Page1.aspx
City of Kitchener Long-term Financial Plan endorsed; Kitchener councilors voted to on the City’s draft Long-Term financial plan, Our City, Our Plan, Our Future. The plan builds upon the City’s strong reputation for financial stability by identifying emerging trends and challenges. Council directed staff to investigate and propose options related to addressing the facilities infrastructure gap and report the findings back to Council in 2020.
Read the draft Long Term Financial Plan: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/resourcesGeneral/Documents/FIN_PLAN_Long-Term_Financial_Plan.pdf