The Monitoring Strategy will be a supporting document to City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined which will outline key indicators that provide meaningful, holistic insights on progress towards our goals. Key indicators are those that can be tracked regularly and consistently. While the City does, and will continue to monitor many supporting statistics through various processes, the focus of the Monitoring Strategy is to work together to regularly monitor a manageable selection of key indicators related to the Five City Goals.
Great change does not happen overnight; it is achieved step-by-step through the committed, ongoing efforts of many. As we move forward, we will want to keep tabs on how we are doing and see how collective efforts are moving us towards the Five City Goals. Monitoring and reviewing allow us to look back, take stock, and adjust our efforts as needed to keep us on the right path.
In the Monitoring Strategy, each of the Five City Goals will have priority targets and indicators:
Targets will define, in measurable terms, desired outcomes for City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined.
Indicators will tell us how we are doing.
Monitoring is anticipated under two-time frames:
Annual Monitoring will rely on data sources that are available annually to the City, such as development patterns, City investments, and City compiled data to provide a check-in on performance on key indicators. Findings could lead to prioritization of new or existing actions in the Integrated Action Plan or completion of other studies needed to accelerate progress. Annual monitoring may also identify minor City Plan Amendments for consideration.
Five Year Monitoring will provide a more comprehensive monitoring report, relying on a mix of annual data sources, census data, and data compiled by external organizations. The five year report will provide a more in-depth review of progress, analysis of trends influencing performance on key indicators, and potential recommendations for how City Plan policy and regulations may need to be adapted as part of a five year review and update.
The City will undertake a comprehensive Five Year City Plan Review and Update. The review will be an opportunity to consider the results of the Five Year Monitoring and determine if adjustments to policy and land use designations are required to accelerate progress towards goals. This will also include reviewing actions included in the Integrated Action Plan, to determine if new actions or adjustments to existing actions need to be made. It will also be an opportunity to consider community input and integrate potential changes based on shifts in the city, demographic trends, development activity, emerging technology and knowledge, and other aspects that influence how City Plan is implemented.