A brief but informative meeting was held by Chamber director David Ralph and Parliamentary Secretary Renardo Curry on December 19. Mr. Ralph brought up various community concerns along with suggestions for possible remedies.
Budget constraints are often said to be a problem in moving forward. However, many suggestions were given that either do not require funds, use minimal funds or might be an investment that would pay for itself and give long-term operational savings.
Issues discussed included the new and old airport terminals, immigrant communities, public parks and local government. The Chamber offered its services in assisting government agencies where community input would be helpful and in areas where local knowledge and concepts could be beneficial to government.
The Chamber looks forward to a follow-up meeting with Mr. Curry in January with additional information that may be helpful in moving forward on some issues.