ACHIEVING FOR YOU

Keeping Delta Safe
  • Working with Fraser Health, the Delta Hospital Foundation, and Delta’s emergency responders to respond to the localized challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic
  • Opened new Boundary Bay Fire Hall Training and Emergency Operations Centre to provide emergency response coverage for the airport, a growing industrial base, and nearby Highways 99 and 91, as well as provide Delta with its first dedicated fire training centre and emergency operations centre
  • Advocacy with senior levels of government regarding money laundering, cannabis, and local port policing concerns through meetings with federal ministers
  • Action on youth vaping to support other agencies, encourage dialogue, and spread reliable information on the health effects of vaping. Council also prohibited advertising of vaping products on public property
Working to Support Seniors in Delta
  • Approval of $75,000 in additional funding for Deltassist seniors support programs 
  • Approval of a second seniors bus in North Delta 
  • Installation of new assisted listening systems at City Hall, recreation centres, and seniors centres to enhance accessibility for those with difficulties hearing
Keeping Young Families in Delta
  • Creation of the Delta Families First Program
    • Free admission passes to all Delta Parks, Recreation, and Culture facilities and drop-in activities for all Delta youth aged 10 to 18 or enrolled in grades 5 to 12.
    • Two-week priority registration for Delta residents to provide greater access to preferred programs, allowing Delta residents the opportunity to effectively plan their schedules more comfortably
    • A Baby Daze program to provide parents and their babies the chance to attend free weekly two-hour drop-in information sessions with a public health nurse.
  • Completion of Delta’s Childcare Needs Assessment
  •  Approval of new daycare spaces in Ladner
  • Completion of a Housing Needs Assessment and new Housing Action Plan
Investing in new sports fields, tracks and recreation facilities
  • Investment in new, online recreation programing due to physical distancing requirements related to COVID-19 
  • Replacement of the track and field facility at North Delta Secondary School 
  • Resurfacing of the South Delta Secondary School track
  • Delta’s first ever cricket pitch at Delview Park in North Delta 
  • Opening of new North Delta Performing Arts Centre 
  • New off-leash dog area at Delta Community Animal Shelter 
  • Beach volleyball courts at Delta Secondary School
  • Expansion of Mackie Park in North Delta
  • New natural playground at Grauer Park in Tsawwassen
  • New Synthetic Turf Field at Holly Elementary School in Ladner 
  • Additional playhouse equipment for memorial Park natural playground in Ladner
  • Accessibility upgrades at South Delta Recreation Centre
  • A new fitness-only pass at North Delta Recreation Centre 
  • New sport Court Improvement Program:
    • Chalmers Park
    • Dennison Park
    • Cromie Park
    • Sunshine Hills Park 
Response to Climate Change
  • In March, 2020, Delta Council unanimously supported Mayor Harvie’s Climate Action Motion, which included the following action items:
    • Amend Delta’s Official Community Plan to adopt the community greenhouse gas target reduction of 45% reduction of 2007 levels by 2030 and zero net emissions by 2050
    • Development of a Climate Action Revolving Fund
    • Develop an Urban Forestry Action Plan to increase efforts towards enhancing Delta’s urban forest including adding to tree canopy coverage in the City
    • Partner with the Provincial Government to allow for tree planting along provincial highway corridors 
    • Develop a community-wide anti-idling bylaw
    • Seek additional funding for dike and drainage climate change adaptation work
  • In addition, Delta has implemented a new Climate Action and Community Livability Advisory Committee (CACLAC) to provide recommendations on further measures to protect our environment 
  • Under Mayor Harvie’s leadership, Delta has achieved carbon neutrality for the eighth consecutive year, achieved record investments in new electric vehicle charging stations, continued implementation of Delta’s Flood Management Strategy, as well as the ongoing implementation of the Birds and Biodiversity Strategy.
Community Engagement, Advocacy, and Transparency
  • A new Council meeting schedule with alternating meetings between North and South Delta
  • New Facebook virtual townhalls with Mayor Harvie, Chief Dubord and special guests 
  • Elimination of the Council Service Benefit
  • Removal of the North Delta Development Permit Area Guidelines from Delta’s Official Community Plan
Inclusion and Accessibility
  • Creation of new Mayor’s Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
  • Creation of new Mobility and Accessibility Committee 
  • Raising the Pride flag at City Hall for the first time in 2019 in support of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Installation of  Pride benches at four facilities: Winskill Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Ladner Leisure Centre, Sungod Recreation Centre, and the North Delta Recreation Centre 
  • Installation of new assisted listening systems at City Hall, recreation centres, and seniors centres to enhance accessibility for those with difficulties hearing
  • Accessibility upgrades at South Delta Recreation Centre
  • Changes to Delta bylaws to require more accessible parking for those with mobility challenges, including van accessible parking spaces
Other Achievements
  • Completion of Ladner Village Renewal Advisory Committee Final Report 
  • Completion of Mayor’s Housing Task Force for Scott Road Final Report 
  • Installation of new storyboard commemorating the Komagata Maru tragedy at the Social Heart Plaza in North Delta 
  • Development of Cycling Master Plan 
  • New Rural Roads Improvement Program (upgrades to 36 Avenue, 112 Street, and 41B Street)