Downtown Barrie BIA Must Address "Damaging" Governance Issues
Updated: Oct 2, 2021
Article from Simcoe.com
A closer look into some of the ongoing troubles at the BIA.
As referenced in Supervised Consumption Saves Lives - Barrie's open letter to Council (quoted here) – simply removing the Chair won't instantly solve the BIA's deep-seated issues, including governance, and attitudes towards downtown residents and businesses.
We will be posting a follow-up shortly, with some of the issues our members (and BIA members who came to us when their own organization ignored them) have been facing, as far as accountability, transparency, and governance is concerned, with both the Municipal Act and the City's own bylaws and policies being ignored.
Stay engaged, Barrie – it's residents like you who help strengthen democracy!