The Planning and Growth Management Department is made up of five inter-connected branches and over 450 employees. This report is a summary of what we accomplished in 2014 under John Moser's leadership as General Manager. It includes interesting facts and some photographs of the individuals and teams responsible for the work or achievement. In addition to those recognized, many others have helped support these initiatives. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this report, and all our dedicated staff for carrying out the daily business of the department.
Last year was another busy one for the department. The information contained in this report clearly paints that picture. We continue to work hard with our stakeholders, which include local residents, experts and consultants, trades and businesses, City Councillors, novice builders and established developers. We consider our stakeholders as partners, and our approach to service delivery embraces open communication. We work together to shape the growth of the city.
Although planning themes are constantly changing and evolving, we want to continue to emphasize design excellence as part of the city building agenda. Well designed buildings reflect the people they serve, and the environment they occupy. Good design allows us to promote and support strong connections, so that people can easily move around, no matter how they travel. A strong focus on our built form and public places and spaces will ensure that the work we do will help better plan for the city's future.
Acting General Manager
Planning and Growth Management