Sarnia Community Improvement Plan Making Progress

Sarnia, ON — The City of Sarnia is making progress with its Community Improvement Plan modernization project. The plan lays the groundwork for public investment that stimulates private investment to reach specific community goals.

The background report is now completed. The report addresses crime, affordable housing, pedestrian and bike-friendly paths, streets and traffic, redevelopment opportunities, preservation of heritage, and the importance of talking to residents. The residents who helped craft the report also mentioned the “need to be bold” and focused on Mitton Village, Northgate, and the Downtown and waterfront district.

The next part of the Community Improvement Plan process is the Virtual Online Workshop which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  After the workshops, the preliminary recommendations will be presented to Sarnia’s City Council as part of this Council Strategic Planning Session. Then, a meeting will be held to receive public comments on the proposal program before the final plan is presented for consideration in December.

The full details of the Community Improvement Plan can be found at

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland