Under the City’s Procedural By-law, the Chamber of Commerce is not eligible to make a further deputation on the above By-Law during the October 7, 2019 meeting. As such, this letter outlines the Chamber’s on-going concerns with the proposed by-law…
News Related to City DTR
Our municipal advocacy work focuses on two areas of concern: Transparency & Taxation and Policies & Processes. Within these areas, we advocate for fiscal transparency and accountability, and for the streamlining and reduction of regulatory burdens that make it harder for Thunder Bay businesses to compete.
Our Policies & Processes concerns include:
- designated truck route
- zoning reform
- sign by-law
Our Transparency & Taxation files incude:
- City budget
- Program & Service Review
- strategic planning
On Monday, June 17th, City Council discussed and voted to defeat the proposed Designated Truck Route By-Law.
At the meeting, your Chamber of Commerce raised significant concerns with the proposed by-law language and the impacts it will have on business through added fuel costs, staffing costs, carbon output, vehicle maintenance, increased complexity and red tape. The concerns expressed are summarized here…
City Administration has released the draft Designated Truck Route Bylaw. The Designated Truck Route By-law that was scheduled to go before City Council on Monday, April 29, has been withdrawn, to be rescheduled to a later date. Any deputations relating to this by-law will be rescheduled with the by-law.
It was recommended by Committee of the Whole that the by-law be deferred to a date when all of City Council will be present. The new date will be communicated to the public once set.
Your Chamber team headed out on the highway with some local truckers to get first-hand experience with some of the safety issues concerning businesses and citizens alike…
On Monday night, [March 3] following another round of public deputations and discussions, Council ratified the decision to move forward with the creation of a Designated Truck Route by a 7-6 recorded vote.
Read the full text of the memo regarding the Designated Truck Route by-law submitted on January 3 to Mayor and Council on behalf of our Members.
The Chamber is immensely gratified to note that all of the successful candidates in the 2018 municipal election said “yes” to the ten recommendations of the City of Opportunity platform.
WHAT CITY ISSUES MOST CONCERN YOUR BUSINESS?
Participate in our Business Agenda Survey and help your Chamber identify key issues common to business throughout Thunder Bay. Information supplied will be kept confidential and will support the development of an election platform designed to help us all understand candidate priorities as they relate to business interests. Have your say! The survey can be completed in as little as 3 minutes.
Streets, highways, avenues, expressways: our roads are vitally important links that help us move goods and people from one place to another. In recent weeks, the transportation of goods has become a hot button issue in our community because of proposed changes to the allowable usage of roads within city limits.