The Chamber has sent a letter to Thunder Bay City Council and Administration detailing significant concerns with the City’s engagement platform for the proposed Chapples multi-use indoor turf facility. We have many questions about the fiscal side of the proposal which remain unanswered after the City’s presentation.
News Related to Transparency & Taxation
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
City Offers Rent Relief Program for Commercial Tenants June 25, 2020 – A rent relief program for commercial tenants...
The City of Thunder Bay has approved a reduction in interest charges for delayed property tax payments due on July 8,...
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.