HCC Submission to City Hall: The Business Case for Maintaining Reasonable User Fee Rates in Hamilton

· by Bianca Caramento

On January 18, 2019, a report went before the General Issues Committee (GIC) at Hamilton City Hall. The City’s five-year review of Development Application Fees recommended an increase in Tariff of Fees for Development Applications. City staff were directed to consult with the development industry within the next 30 days and come report to GIC.

We thank the City for the opportunity to make a submission. We believe our position represents a fair and balanced approach to ensure that costs to the municipality are to some extent covered through development applications, while at the same time ensuring that the potential impact on local and future businesses is taken into account.

Click here to read our submission to the City of Hamilton.

For more information please contact: Bianca Caramento | Policy Analyst | Hamilton Chamber of Commerce | t: 905-522-1151 ext: 230 | e: b.caramento@hamiltonchamber.ca