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Port Moody Satisfaction Survey

The City of Port Moody recently conducted a resident survey. Questions focused on quality of life, issues, and the use of tax dollars. Here are the highlights…

  • Transportation was the top community issue, with 54% of respondents mentioning it.
  • 99% of respondents were most satisfied with Port Moody parks, trails and other green spaces.
  • 97% said they were either very satisfied or satisfied with the level and quality of City services.
  • 92% of respondents were satisfied with recreational and cultural facilities.
  • Council and administration received a 90% satisfaction rating, 17% higher than the norm for municipalities in B.C.
  • 87% of respondents said that overall they get very good value or good value for their tax dollars. The norm for B.C. cities is 78%.
  • 81% said it was very important or somewhat important for Port Moody to be an environmental leader, even if it means increasing taxes.

So it seems that life is really good in the City of the Arts. You can download the entire survey report here.

Port Moody has a new city manager. Meet Kevin Ramsay, fresh from running the District of Squamish. After the survey results it doesn’t look like he has a lot to improve, but I’m sure keeping Port Moody awesome is going to be more than a full time gig. Welcome Kevin!

Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth is well known for helping out in the community, even saving local residents from heart attacks. Back in February, Farnworth and former lifeguard James Smith were in Burke Mountain when Mikhail Morokhovich had a massive heart attack on the sidewalk. The pair performed CPR and saved Mikhail’s life.

It looks like we could be getting another federal Member of Parliament. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for BC have put forward a preliminary recommendation that would split the Tri-Cities into ridings called Coquitlam-Port Coquitlam and Port Moody-Coquitlam.

Miss604 has put out her always excellent July Events in Metro Vancouver.

Food picture blog Photos by Foodie got a cake from Cake-Ya in Port Moody.

And finally, we mentioned last week that the Appleyard House was on the move, Geoff Scott from Tri Cities TV was there, and captured what it’s like to try and move a building like this.

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