Advocating for Business at the Municipal Level

Janis C. Byrne.jpg.2The Board welcomes Janis Byrne, Chief Legal Officer to the Pennecon Group of Companies as the new Chair of Municipal Affairs for 2017/2018.

Janis and her volunteer member committee will be advocating on your behalf for:

  1. Removing barriers to doing business in St John’s
  2. Increase economic development
  3. Advocate for a collaborative relationship between the City and Business


Municipal Affairs

The board played a lead role in the reinstatement of the City’s Vacancy Allowance. The reinstatement provides stability and tax certainty to the business community. Click to read an open letter to the Mayor, Councillors and City staff for the cooperative and collaborative approach in dealing with this issue.

“This year’s budget is bad for citizens. This year’s budget is bad for business. This year’s budget bad for the City.” – Chair Des Whelan. bull horn

The Board has called on City Hall for immediate tax relief, removal of the new vacancy tax and to curtail spending.

Board presents petition to City Hall

Board releases tax relief petition

Listing of Mayor and Councillors click here
Agendas for the City of St. John’s council meetings click here
Doing Business with the City? Click here
Economic Update click here