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Posted on: August 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City of White Rock 2019 Annual Report available for review

2019 Annual Report

The City of White Rock’s 2019 Annual Report is available for public review, giving the public 14 days to provide submissions and comments or ask questions in time for the City Council meeting on Sept. 14.

Under B.C.’s Community Charter, municipalities are required to produce an annual report that states their goals and objectives for the coming year and demonstrates what progress has been made toward the preceding year’s goals and objectives.

White Rock’s 2019 Annual Report is an 86-page document that includes a summary of 2019 milestones, a progress report on the 2018-2022 Council Strategic Priorities, financial reporting, and statements from the Mayor and CAO.

To read the 2019 Annual Report, visit

Submissions, Questions and Comments regarding the 2019 Annual Report 

The City of White Rock is committed to the health and safety of our community. In keeping with Ministerial Order No. M192 from the Province of British Columbia, City Council meetings will take place without the public in attendance at this time. For submissions, comments and/or questions related to White Rock’s 2019 Annual Report:

  • Please address submissions, comments and/or questions to Mayor and Council by noon (12:00 p.m.) on Sept. 14, 2020: 
    • Email with 2019 Annual Report in the subject line; or
    • Drop off or send mail to the City of White Rock’s Corporate Administration Department at 15322 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock, B.C., V4B 1Y6. Deliver mail in person to the City Hall Drop Box outside the front door of 15322 Buena Vista Ave., left side.
  • There is also an opportunity for the public to provide comments or ask questions in person at the regular Council meeting.

Meeting Date: Monday, Sept. 14, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave., White Rock, B.C.

The City has put in place measures to support physical distancing while allowing interested members of the public to speak to Council, through the use of digital resources. The public may attend the White Rock Community Centre at 7 p.m. to register to speak during the meeting regarding the 2019 Annual Report. City Council will participate from City Hall where Council members will hear from the public, located at the Community Centre, through electronic means.

The meeting will be streamed live and archived through the City’s web-streaming service.


Mayor Darryl Walker

“It is my honor to present to you, on behalf of White Rock City Council, the City of White Rock’s 2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements.

The City had many major accomplishments in 2019, including the reconstruction of the damaged White Rock Pier, the opening of the Water Treatment Plant and the opening of the West Beach Parkade and Memorial Park.

With a focus on engaging with the community, White Rock Council members have led committees and task forces considering everything from the environment to the needs of our Waterfront businesses. The community was invited to an unprecedented number of public engagement opportunities in 2019.

In 2019, White Rock attracted tens of thousands of people to the Waterfront to enjoy Canada Day by the Bay, Tour de White Rock and Concerts for the Pier. Semiahmoo Days was combined with the 70th Anniversary of the White Rock Sea Festival for one large and successful celebration.

I want to thank our community and business partners, our government partners, our friend and neighbour, the Semiahmoo First Nation, and the leadership team and all employees of the City of White Rock. Together, we have accomplished much in such a short time.”

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