city of thunder bay administration
This from a mayor who uses medium coffees at Timmie’s to measure tax increases. Mayor Keith Hobbs worked out his property taxes and estimated that he would have to cut out about six medium coffees per month. . – Tbnewswatch March 04, 2013 The mayor is correct. The people who run the City of Thunder […]
City Admin wants council to approve increasing the debt load by $18 million. Yes $18 million! There is the $8 million for the expansion of the Golf Links Road mentioned in a previous post. Then there is Tbaytel needing $10 million for capital infrastructure upgrades. TBAYTEL? WTF? If I am not mistaken, Tbaytel gives the […]
Existing taxpayers will be called upon to fund $3.4 million of the additional $5.5 million, with the remainder coming from a growth in the overall tax base. As an existing taxpayer, I am relieved that $2.1 million in new taxes will be paid by non-existing taxpayers. And here I thought that existing taxpayers paid all […]
The vast majority of studies done on the financial benefits of new sporting facilities by researchers not connected to any sport, league, or team have not found any economic boost for cities, experts say. I guess those experts don’t get hired to do a lot of feasibility studies for the City of Thunder Bay…or the Thunder Bay […]
Just a FYI about what some other communities are doing…This is St. Catharines, future home of the OHL Ice Dogs. The Meridian Centre info can be found here. I understand that the guaranteed maximum $50 million for the Meridian Centre is a bit low by Thunder Bay standards. You must remember that the city of […]
Starting to see a lot of this at intersections. Sad.
Just how much money do you think the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada are willing to give the City of Thunder Bay? Previous post here
An excerpt from a previous post. Seems appropriate right now. Thunder Bay Transit first announced the installation of these shelters back in ummmm July 16. That is over four (update: seven now) months ago. Yes…..four (seven) months ago. With winter being a real shitty time to be standing around, out in the open, waiting for a bus, […]
New campaign slogan. Catchy but I believe Muhammad Ali already called himself The Greatest. Could be a copyright problem for Mayor Hobbs.