City growth committee
Councillors on the city’s growth committee are getting an idea of what Saint John needs to grow in the future.
The Telegraph-Journal reports several topics were discussed at yesterday’s meeting but Mayor Don Darling said they pretty much agreed on three things….growing the tax base, more jobs and more people. He says agencies and experts need to see a clear plan, a high-level strategy before the pilot project ends in six months. They are also considering hiring a growth officer to react quickly to development opportunities. The next phase will be data collection….going into various areas of the city to do surveys.