The City of Prince Rupert is asking for eight minutes of your time to view a slide presentation on its website that discusses the City’s 2010 Annual Report.
Viewers see slides on the screen and hear the voices of IT staff member Anson Yeung, Mayor Jack Mussallem and Chief Financial Officer Dan Rodin.
Early on Rodin explains that the slide presentation is the City’s attempt to give highlights of the annual report, but he also encourages people to look at the full report.
Mussallem describes the annual report as the opportunity for residents, and others that are interested, to get an overview of the City’s performance for 2010, and to look at a variety of the information contained in the report.
That information he suggests, includes strategic planning, an organizational chart, and department reports for the various activities that the municipality carries on with a daily basis to provide services around the development and upkeep of roads, sewer and water, and recreation.
“I’m hoping, on behalf of Prince Rupert City Council and myself as the mayor, that the annual report is of interest to you and provides you with information to show you how the City of Prince Rupert is utilizing the tax payers’ dollars that it collects and is therefore able to provide a level of service to a standard that is acceptable to our residents on a year to year basis,” says Mussallem.
The bulk of the slide show is taken up by Rodin, who outlines the strategic plans of council set after it was elected in 2009, new priorities it determined for the remainder of its term in 2011, and a council report card.
For example, a strategic plan slide for 2011 indicates that as early as February of this year, council was discussing such things as a new emergency services building through referendum or an alternative approval process, and developing a cost analysis of curb side recycling.
The report card slides, of which there are five, list priorities set in 2009, and outline the degree of success that has been met for each of those priorities. Some have been met, others are ongoing.
It’s the first time the City has gone this route and Yeung, who put the presentation together, is hoping viewers will provide feedback.
The slideshow can be found at www.princerupert.ca/annualreport2010/index.html