Committee Name: Business Competitiveness Task Force File: 0360-20-32
Approval Date: September 28, 2004
1.0 Committee Purpose
To research, discuss and propose measures that can be taken by the City to be more business friendly
and facilitative in attracting and retaining small businesses in the City.
2.1 The Committee will provide advice and recommendations in the following areas:
City processes or requirements that may act as impediments to establishment or
continued operation of businesses
Measures to reduce time and/or cost associated with City business and development
application review processes
Measures to ensure that City requirements related to business and development
application review processes, licenses and permits are rational and understandable
Economic development initiatives that support business attraction and retention
Any other matters referred to the Task Force by Council.
3.1 In addition to the two Council representative(s), the Committee will be comprised of the
following appointed pursuant to the Council Committee system policy:
One representative from each of the Newport Village Merchants Association and the
Moody Centre Business Association
One Chamber of Commerce representative
One representative from the Cityís Economic, Tourism and Arts Development
Five members at large representing a variety of small business sectors in the City.
Council Committee Terms of Reference
Type: Task Force
Name: Business Competitiveness Task Force
File: 0360-20-32 Page 2
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4.0 Operations of the Task Force
4.1 Meeting Schedule
The Task Force will meet at the call of the Chair.
4.2 Final Report
The Task Force is expected to submit its final report to Council on or before the last Council
meeting in December, 2004.
4.2 Rules of Procedure
Meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the rules of procedure set out in the Council
Procedure Bylaw and Committee System Policy.
The Task Force is authorized to conduct public consultation as they deem appropriate within
established budget guidelines.
Within the first month of operation, the Task Force shall prepare a draft budget for their
activities. Should that budget exceed an amount which can be readily accommodated within the
staff liaisonís budget, the staff liaison will prepare a funding request for Finance Committee.