Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa tabled his Highlights of Saint-Laurent’s 2019 Financial Report at the Council meeting held on June 30.
In addition to presenting the details of the 2019 budget, including expenditures incurred under the Three-Year Capital Investment Program, the Mayor presented a review of the year’s achievements in the various aspects of municipal administration.
Among the highlights of 2019, Mayor DeSousa mentioned the organization of the first Eco-citizens’ Rendez-vous; the unveiling of the key orientations of the biodiversity corridor; a 20% reduction in greenhouse gases on the territory since 1990; the arrival of self-serve bicycles and cars; the opening of the Mixlab at the Bibliothèque du Boisé; the renovations at the Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent and the inauguration of the active trails network for seniors in the Chameran sector.
The Mayor of Saint-Laurent also mentioned the 79,322 requests processed by the Bureau du citoyen; the 896 housing units striving for LEED Silver certification approved by the Advisory Committee on Planning; the 816 new trees planted; the $318.6 million in building permits; the $842 million in investments by businesses and the 125 businesses newly established in Saint-Laurent.
“The year 2019 was marked by several achievements relating to our strategic plan and several
public actions and positions in favour of the environment and sustainable development.
Accordingly, a new step was completed to extend beyond awareness and accompany the
population through the transition to action.”