The City of Yellowknife received $780,060 in Covid Safe Restart Funding. The funding is intended to help municipalities safely restart their economies and make their communities more resilient to possible future surges in cases of COVID-19.
View the City of Yellowknife's May 3 GPC agenda, which includes a presentation on Covid Safe Restart Funding here.
View the City of Yellowknife's May 10 Council Agenda, which includes a motion to allocate $230,000 in business relief here.
The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce had an opportunity to provide feedback on how the $230,000 allocated to provide support for businesses should be spent.
Yellowknife Chamber Recommendations
Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on how the City of Yellowknife should spend the $230,000 in Covid Safe Restart funding allocated to provide support to Yellowknife businesses.
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked the City of Yellowknife to waive business licensing fees, a measure that would support Yellowknife businesses by reducing fixed costs during a time when many businesses are generating substantially less revenue than usual.
We were pleased to see that waiving business license fees was among the options identified by Administration as a ‘strong option’ for the Covid Safe Restart funding and would like to reiterate our support for the City of Yellowknife to waive business licensing fees from June 1, 2021 to June 1, 2022.
We look forward to continuing to work with the City of Yellowknife to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
View our submission as a PDF here.