The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes this opportunity to provide our feedback on the One City, All Together 2019-2022 Strategic Plan. We commend Council on recognizing the importance of a guiding document that outlines strategic directions for this four-year term of Council.
News Related to Municipal Finances
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
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes the approval by City Council of a holistic Program and Service Review.
Wondering what your Chamber had to say on your behalf about the City’s proposed 2019 budget? The full text of our deputation is here, along with links to the City’s budget information.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will be making a deputation to City Council tonight regarding the 2019 City Budget. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm at City Hall.
As surely as spring follows winter, the arrival of the New Year also signals the start of City Budget deliberations. The 2019 Budget document was released on January 3rd and will be dissected, debated and discussed throughout the month with final ratification expected on February 4th…
Press Release: Chamber Applauds City Council Request for Services Profile to Inform Budget Deliberations
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce applauds City Council for their request for a City Services Profile that will help to inform the upcoming 2019 budget deliberations. The report will allow Councillors to see what services the city offers and their costs, as well as which services are mandated by the Province, and which are considered non-essential.
Charla responds to the new Mayor’s inaugural speech.
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.
Over the past 5 weeks, we have reached out to Candidates to educate them about our City of Opportunity platform and to ask them to ‘say yes’ to our recommendations. The response has been extremely positive…
: Today, the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce released the “City of Opportunity” platform for the upcoming municipal election. The platform outlines three pillars of a strong, resilient community and includes ten recommended actions that are needed to support the development of opportunities for everyone in the community of Thunder Bay…
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.
Charla covers the property tax impacts and the increased fees to business and considers the highlights of levy projections for the next couple of years. Read on for some hard numbers and thoughts on the hard questions we need to be asking candidates in the municipal elections this fall…