City Of Surrey - Future Vision - Goal Statements
Future Surrey Vision
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The Action Committees ensure
the Future Surrey Plan becomes an integral, living part of the City's growth
in the decades to come. If you would like more information about Future
Surrey, contact Surrey Public Affairs.
- Have environmentally sustainable communities.
- Be 100% waste free.
- Incorporate ample green space into all aspects of development.
- Be pollution free in terms of air, water, noise, visual and land.
- Have preserved and reclaimed its natural environment.
- Have all transportation that is environmentally friendly.
- Lead the world in use of clean alternative sources of energy.
- Maintain 1995 levels of agricultural lands.
- Have a Citizen Environmental Advisory Committee.
- Have ongoing environmental education.
- Have no drainage problems.
- Be completely safe for all people.
- Have made significant strides towards a zero crime rate.
- Be a safe City by design.
- Use community programs to foster a "village" feeling.
- Use public involvement in decision making to create a safe and healthy
- Educate communities to prevent social problems.
- Inspire individuals, business and government to be responsible and
accountable for their actions.
- Invoke appropriate consequences for inappropriate actions.
- Uphold victims rights.
- Be a pedestrian oriented City.
- Have a fast, adequate and effective emergency preparedness program.
- Support and utilize electronic technology for the betterment of all citizens.
- Have education available and accessible for all.
- Have a comprehensive, life-long learning education system; primary, secondary,
University, Technical, trades, etc.
- Be partnered with business and community agencies to provide apprenticeships
and work experience.
- Provide support services to prepare effective and well adjusted citizens.
- Have choices in the types of schools and speciality programs.
- Have enhanced funding at a local and provincial level.
- Have an all encompassing curriculum encouraging community involvement.
- Have ever-expanding, high technology resources and linkages.
- Have competent teachers who have continuous upgrading and frequent evaluations.
- Have quality, well equipped facilities with maximum utilization, secure,
in a non-violent environment.
- Have a well defined social framework that reflects/addresses the needs of the
community as a whole and makes children's needs a priority.
- Have multi-purpose, easily accessible, community facilities that provide
community support programs which address the needs of all demographic groups.
- Have a comprehensive directory of community based services and a library of
information related to community wellness that is easily accessible to all
residents and makes use of current technology.
- Form partnerships with private organizations committed to the community's
- Have a cost effective, comprehensive, state-of-the-art health care system
that provides alternative and traditional health care choices and home care
- Have Community Wellness Centres that are accessible and local.
- Have a health system that focuses on disease prevention and promotes wellness
through proactive education and awareness programs.
- Be a well balanced community responsive to public input.
- Have and adhere to a long term official plan that would give controlled and
orderly growth based on services availability
- Maintain and protect the current 1995 level of agricultural land.
- Have preserved natural features such as waterfronts and forested areas and
made them accessible to all.
- Have affordable housing and zoning sensitive to low income, single-parent
- A downtown core surrounded by distinct communities made up of self-sufficient
- Community and village driven zoning and planning with regional co-operation
in consideration of the people and the physical environment.
- Villages planned to accommodate a diverse range of people of all ages,
abilities and beliefs.
- Wildlife, green belts and bike path corridors interwoven throughout the
- Make environmentally sensitive choices/decisions for all infrastructure
- Have self-contained, cost-effective, efficient, natural, recyclable waste
and sewage treatment.
- Have alternative and efficient energy systems to supplement hydro.
- Have an effective high quality delivery system of clean water.
- Have multi-purpose facilities with 24 hour use.
- Transportation corridors linking communities with downtown which are
environmentally conscious encouraging car pooling.
- Perimeter roads with truck routes restricted away from community routes.
- Environmentally conscious public transportation which is effective, efficient
and affordable, including mini-commuter buses at the local level.
- A foot and bike path network separate from the road system linking villages
and communities throughout the City.
- A fibre optics network.
- Encourage and promote environmentally friendly business and industry with
environmental concerns playing a major part in all economic development.
- Have operating guidelines which support abundant home-based small businesses.
- The "City of Parks" will be a "green" tourist destination featuring trade
and convention centres, and cultural festivals and facilities.
- A balance of industrial and commercial development.
- Stabilized economic growth.
- Job creation related to the technology of the time.
- An understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy agricultural
- Be agriculturally self-sustaining.
- Have accountable elected officials subject to recall.
- Have less government bureaucracy.
- Have a financially responsible government.
- Choice Option:
The Mayor and Councillors elected at large by all City Voters -
A Ward/Riding System
- Community involvement through local decision making under regional and city
- A fair tax system.
- Adherence to local by-laws.
- Community evaluation of elected officials.
Parks and Recreation
- Be the "City of Parks" by providing green space such as playground and
neighbourhood parks, which are safe and accessible to all.
- Preserve and maintain rivers, waterways and natural habitat areas.
- Integrate bike paths with/within parks.
- Have local integrated, multi-type, multi-use, recreational, educational and
cultural centres which are accessible and affordable to all.
- Have programs and facilities for groups with specific interests (i.e., teens,
seniors, special needs children).
- Have community operated facilities and programs which are jointly funded
through private and public funds.
- Have linear parks along waterways.
- Have Parks and Recreation Department working in partnership with Community
- Environmentally innovative recreational facilities.
- An Olympic training pool and the Fraser River Recreation Park and Marina.
- Have community pride.
- Be a community of tolerance, fairness and acceptance of diversity, involving
and celebrating all its citizens.
- Preserve and promote our heritage/sites and history.
- Have a world class Performing Arts Theatre.
- Have multi-purpose centres including performing arts, galleries, museum and
theatres promoting civic, cultural and artistic diversity, reflecting a
culturally rich community.
- Obtain community enrichment through volunteer participation.
- Villages participating in community based amenities.
- More neighbourhood houses to fit community needs.
- Achieve a high degree of literacy throughout the City.
and Surrey Residents will
- Have time for rich personal and family lives.
- Live in a community renowned for its caring, nurturing environment and which
recognizes its volunteers' contributions to the community.
- Have the financial and other resources to be self-sufficient and have a
- Accept accountability for their own health.
- Enjoy good health, a life of quality and ongoing personal development.
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