12 April 2021
To all 2021 Candidates for Fredericton City Council and Mayor
Re: Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Questions That Count for the 2021 Municipal Election
Dear 2021 Municipal Election Candidate:
With more than 1,000 members, which primarily comprises small businesses and nearly 100 not-for-profit organizations with deep ties to the city, the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce represents a large swath of the local community. By advocating for our members, the chamber is also advocating for the community. This concept is captured in the chamber’s vision: “Stronger Community Through Business Prosperity”.
As a key stakeholder to city council, we are interested in your views on several “Questions That Count” on behalf of our members and the community. On the next page we ask seven questions and request that you send your responses to Policy Manager Morgan Peters (email@example.com) by 22 April 2021.
We will post unedited responses to our website by end-of-day on 26 April 2021 and distribute links to responses on social media. We may also issue press releases, blog posts or other vehicles to share your answers. Please limit responses to a maximum of 200 words per question.
Thank you for stepping forward to be a candidate in this election – we appreciate your willingness to serve our community and look forward to your responses to the questions attached.
Krista Ross, CEO
Fredericton Chamber of Commerce
2021 Fredericton Chamber of Commerce Municipal Questions That Count
- What are your top three priorities for Fredericton over the next four years?
- What local government changes do you hope to see from the provincial government’s municipal reform consultation?
- What role should the municipality play in addressing affordable housing and homelessness? What specific municipal policies are needed? Does the City of Fredericton need a dedicated housing officer?
- What specific actions can the municipal government make to attract and retain more newcomers?
- How do you think that municipal government can best provide a good environment for businesses?
- There has been a lot of public discussion about the following projects: performing arts centre, a new public pool, Officer’s Square and the Exhibition Grounds. What is your position on each of these projects?
- How can the City of Fredericton best support development and economic growth?