St. John's News

March 16, 2012 - For the second year in a row, the port city of St. John's has won an award for its outstanding port welcome. Mayor Dennis O'Keefe received the Cruise Insight 2011 Award for Best Shoreside Welcome from Dream World Cruise Destination Magazine while promoting St. John's along with partners from the St. John's Port Authority to the cruise industry at the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention in Miami, Florida. "We...
March 08, 2012 - The City of St. John's is calling upon the provincial government to halt its practice of charging municipalities HST. In 2011, the provincial budget stated that the Department of Municipal Affairs would undertake a review of the Municipal Operating Grants formula. In recent days, Premier Kathy Dunderdale has indicated that this will not be addressed in the upcoming 2012 provincial budget. The City has stated very clearly that...
February 27, 2012 - More than 100 residents helped the City of St. John's launch its Municipal Plan Review with the Mayor's Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 25 at City Hall. The Mayor's Symposium was facilitated by the Rural Secretariat and used keypad technology to allow residents to determine and rank their priorities for the next 10 years based on a series of broad development related questions. "We have heard loud and clear from our...
February 19, 2012 - The Heritage Area in the City of St. John's is a unique and vibrant part of our culture and each year on Heritage Day (the third Monday in February) the City of St. John's takes a moment to recognize individuals and businesses for their outstanding restoration efforts. This year, during the weekly City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis O'Keefe will present Certificates of Recognition to the following residents and...
February 09, 2012 - The City of St. John's Municipal Plan review process will be steered by an Advisory Group comprised of citizen volunteers from community organizations and the general public. The Advisory Group will provide advice, direction and guidance to the City of St. John's on its review process. The group, which is chaired by Councillor At Large Tom Hann, Chair of the City's Planning and Housing Standing Committee, includes seven...
February 07, 2012 - The City of St. John's will spend over $21 million in its 2012 Capital Budget, which was approved at its City Council meeting on Jan. 30. "We have some significant projects being funded through the 2012 Capital, which are being financed solely by the City of St. John's," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. "We also have numerous additional projects which we hope to move forward with through cost-sharing agreements...
February 03, 2012 - The fifth annual Access St. John's Client Satisfaction Survey Results report shows that residents and businesses continue to have a positive experience when using Access St. John's. The report, which was prepared by Sagacity Consulting Inc. an independent consultant, looked at five key drivers of service quality: • Timeliness • Knowledge/competence • Courtesy/comfort • Fair treatment •...
January 06, 2012 - The City of St. John's has released the "St. John's Amalgamation Review 2011 Report" prepared by Stantec Consulting Ltd., and the final version submitted to the City in October, 2011. "We wanted to take the time for substantial internal review and discussion before releasing the report to the public," says Mayor Dennis O'Keefe. The Report, prepared at an approximate cost of $34,000, does...

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