Kapi-Mana News : November 15th 2011
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 We want to keep making Porirua a great city in which to work and invest, visit, make a home and raise a family. Mayor Nick Leggett: email@example.com -- mob 021 248 2175 Councillor Liz Kelly (Deputy Mayor) mob 021 882 019 firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor 'Ana Coffey mob 021 292 6648 email@example.com Councillor Ken Douglas mob 021 882 019 firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor Luafataali'i Litea Ah Hoi ph 04 237 6566 email@example.com Councillor Denys Latham mob 025 692 2970 firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor Fa'amatuainu Wayne Poutoa mob 021 999 908 email@example.com Councillor Robert Rangi mob 027 455 0700 firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor Faafoi Seiuli mob 027 252 4023 email@example.com Councillor Anita Baker mob 027 434 8763 firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor Sue Dow ph 04 233 9662 email@example.com Councillor Bronwyn Kropp mob 021 111 5191 firstname.lastname@example.org Councillor Euon Murrell mob 027 469 4041 email@example.com Councillor Tim Sheppard mob 021 203 8999 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT YOUR MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS Strategic focus area Group of activities Activities Investing in infrastructure for the future Solid Waste Services > Waste Minimisation & Kerbside Recycling > Waste Transfer & Disposal -- Joint Venture > Household Refuse Collection & Disposal > Cleaning Water Services > Water Supply Protecting our landscapes & harbour Environmental Management > Environment & City Planning > District Plan Administration & Monitoring > Building Compliance > Environmental Standards > Animal Control Water Services > Waste Water > Stormwater A vibrant city centre for residents, business & visitor Cultural Services > Arts & Heritage > Library Services > Cemeteries & Crematorium Economy & Community > Economic Development > City Marketing & Visitor Information Active & connected communities Democratic Services > Governance & City Leadership Leisure Services > City Landscape > Beaches, Coast and Harbour > Sports Fields & Outdoor Courts > Community Recreation Programmes > Indoor Recreation Economy & Community > Community Development & Social Policy > Emergency Management > Property Transport > Subsidised Roading > Transport Facilities ABOUT THE ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARY This summary gives an overview of the services and financial performance of the Council but does not give as complete an understanding as provided by the full financial and service performance statements in the Annual Report adopted by the Council on 19 October 2011. You can view the full Annual Report at city libraries and the Council's main offices or online at www.pcc.govt.nz. Both the Summary and the full Annual Report have been examined by the Council's external auditor and received an unqualified opinion. In addition, it is the opinion of the Council and management of Porirua City Council that this summary represents fairly and consistently the financial position and operations of the Council as detailed in the Annual Report 2010/11. COUNCIL'S FOCUS IN 2010/11 We want to keep making Porirua a great city in which to work and invest, visit, make a home and raise a family. To that end, the Council continues to work on four key strategic areas which describe our focus in contributing to Porirua's Community Outcomes: Gary Simpson CHIEF EXECUTIVE Nick Leggett MAYOR OF PORIRUA CITY ANNUAL REPORT SUMMARY 2010/11 From the Mayor In this summary report, we outline some steps we have taken in the past 12 months to achieve that. Our vision for Porirua revolves around four key strategic focus areas: better infra- structure, a cleaner environment and har- bour, a more vibrant city centre, and better connected communities. The Annual Report lays out in detail how we have addressed each of those areas -- and answers the question that residents rightly ask: "have we achieved what we said we would do?" I am pleased to report that, with no nota- ble exceptions, the answer is a resounding yes. While Council revenues have taken a hit from prevailing economic conditions, we have trimmed our sails and cut costs to compensate. Our public debt is moderate and sustainable. Overall, our books are in good order. Pride about past achievements is far less important than the ideas and energy we di- rect towards the future. In 2010, the Porirua City Council set out on a clear path of reform and renewal. Following Jenny Brash's retirement, I was elected Mayor in October along with six new Councillors from every corner of the city. We also have a new chief executive, Gary Simpson, who has returned to the organisation after four years away. Building on the organisation's many strengths, and tapping into the many natural advantages and great dynamism of our city, Council, management and staff share my com- mitment to not just reach, but exceed, residents' high expectations for the Council. I wish to pay tribute to Jenny for her 12 years as Mayor and the many significant achievements she steered the council through. On a personal note, I would like to extend my thanks to the many Porirua City Council staff who swung into action after the horrendous Christchurch earthquakes. Their selfless contri- butions did us proud -- and made us better pre- pared than ever to deal with a civil emergency if it were to strike our region. The adjacent table shows alignment from the Strategic Focus Areas to each of Council's activities. For the purposes of simplifying alignment, whole groups of activities have been matched against a primary strategic focus area, apart from exceptions for Water Services, and Economy and Community which are split across two focus areas each.
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