Comment 48228

By Gary Santucci (anonymous) | Posted September 25, 2010 at 12:47:53

"If the fees are lowered in this case, they have to be for all others as well."

This is exactly what should and must happen. In a meeting with the current City Manager Chris Murray, with whom we met here at the Pearl Company, Mr Murray shared a disturbing fact with us; The City of Hamilton's Tax Base now consists of 83% residential and 17% commercial. He explained that this was a precarious and unsustainable situation that had to be reversed and held out great hope that the Pan Am Games were going to be a "game changer for the City of Hamilton". Well does anyone still have hope on that one. The reversal will only come when we understand that there has to be a baseline regulatory environment that will allow small business to survive and grow in our core and that we have the policies in place to attract start-up businesses.

Gary Santucci

Gary Santucci

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