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<br /> ANNUAL<br /> REPORT<br /> The Regional for the<br /> Municipality of York year ended<br /> Ontario, Canada December 31, 2013<br /> <br /> ANNUAL<br /> REPORT<br /> The Regional Municipality of York, Ontario, Canada<br /> for the year ended December 31, 2013<br /> Prepared by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer<br /> and the Finance Department<br /> Our Vision<br /> Creating strong, caring,<br /> safe communities.<br /> Our Mission<br /> York Region staff are committed to providing cost effective,<br /> quality services that respond to the needs of our<br /> rapidly growing communities.<br /> Our Values<br /> York Region will provide services to the residents<br /> and visitors of York Region while embracing<br /> the following values:<br /> Integrity<br /> Commitment<br /> Accountability<br /> Respect<br /> Excellence<br /> Table of Contents<br /> Introduction<<a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=1"> ANNUAL REPORT The Regional </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=2"> </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=3"> ANNUAL REPORT The Regional Municipality of Yor</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=4"> Our Vision Creating strong, caring, safe communit</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=5"> Table of Contents Introduction York </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=6"> THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK 2013 Council </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=7"> maYor Virginia hackson Town oF easT gwillimBurY </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=8"> THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK Chairman and C</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=9"> THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK Chief Administ</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=10"> York Region At a Glance YORK</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=11"> ESSENTIAL SERVICES York Region provides many esse</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=12"> York Region Economic Profile </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=13"> LIFE SCIENCES 300 local bio-pharma, medical devic</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=14"> Community and Health Services </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=15"> PROTECTING AND PROMOTING HEALTH AND INDEPENDENCE </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=16"> Environmental Services T</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=17"> Inspected 291 stream banks as part of the Streamb</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=18"> Finance and Administration </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=19"> BETTER PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAM EFFICIENCIES Goal:</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=20"> Planning and Economic Development </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=21"> COMMUNITY PLANNING Goal: To provide planning dire</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=22"> Transportation Services </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=23"> TRANSPORTATION PLANNING Goal: To plan and priorit</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=24"> York Region Rapid Transit Corporation </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=25"> TRANSFORMING YORK REGION’S MAJOR CORRIDORS Goal: </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=26"> York Regional Police Services Board The Regional</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=27"> MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY The Police S</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=28"> York Regional Police Yo</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=29"> OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE Goal: Focus our resources </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=30"> 2013Awards and Highlights </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=31"> Project of the Year Award from the Ontario Public</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=32"> THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK 2013 Financial</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=33"> THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK Treasurer’s Re</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=34"> In 2011, Council approved the 2011 to 2015 Strate</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=35"> THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF YORK ADMINISTRATIVE </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=36"> Credit Ratings The major credit rating agencies g</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=37"> Total expenses were $1,765.8 million, against $1,</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=38"> INDICATORS OF FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE The Public Se</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=39"> Long-term Debt to Cash and Investments Percentag</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=40"> $ (million) 8,000 7,000 6,000 5,000 4,000 3,000 </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=41"> Contributing to reserves key to long-term financia</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=42"> OVERSIGHT Several mechanisms are in place to over</a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=43"> CONCLUSION Successfully managing the finances of </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=44"> </a> <a title="2013_York Region Annual Report page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/21841366?page=45"> 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