On Thursday, January 9th Charla presented feedback on the proposed 2020 City budget. Video and full text of the deputation here.
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 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.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce welcomes the approval by City Council of a holistic Program and Service Review.
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…
Wondering what your Chamber had to say on your behalf about the City’s proposed 2018 budget? The full text of our deputation is here, along with links to the City’s budget information.
The City of Thunder Bay has released the proposed 2018 budget. Overall, the 2018 municipal tax levy of $190.6 million represents an increase of $6.6 million over 2017. The 2018 increase after growth is $5.3 million or 2.90 percent. In 2017 the total municipal tax levy was $184.0 million, an increase of 3.13% over 2016 net of growth…
Discussions and preparations for the 2018 municipal budget are well underway at the City of Thunder Bay. On January 11, 2018, your Chamber will have the opportunity to make a deputation to Council about the budget. Responses to this survey will help us in preparing our message to Council on this important issue.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce released a report, prepared by Lakehead University’s Small Business Consulting...