The report card is a quarterly document that tracks how city council voted on business issues. The document is the result of work by the Chamber’s member-led advocacy committee and Chamber staff.
The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is pleased to unveil their second quarter 2023 Kingston city council report card. The document is the result of work by the Chamber’s member-led advocacy committee and Chamber staff.
“Once again, we’re pleased to provide this short summary of business-related motions for Kingston-area business owners who want to know how council is using their time and resources to make Kingston more competitive for businesses,” said Karen Cross, CEO of The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce. “This report card outlines a few of our questions going forward on updates to our development processes, and we want to encourage our civic leaders to embrace the spirit of the provincial bills calling for more rapid reviews of proposed developments.”
The report card is a quarterly document that tracks how city council voted on business issues which came to the full city council during its meetings. This report card specifically looks at May, June, and July 2023.
In this time period, 13 business-related motions came to council. Of those motions, seven motions resulted in positive business outcomes (‘green’), while six were either negative (‘red’) or contained potential business concerns (‘yellow’). The overall rating for the quarter was ‘yellow’.
Advocacy is a major priority for the Chamber, which is a member-driven business organization that has a mission to stimulate the growth and prosperity of the local business community. Through year-round advocacy work, the Chamber advances local business priorities in meetings, letters, events, and presentations.
Prospective Chamber members are welcome to learn more about the Chamber or apply for membership at kingstonchamber.ca.