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Tri-Cities Mayors Meet in Moncton


June 30, 2017

MONCTON – The mayors of Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John met this morning as part of their efforts to offer greater cooperation and pursue mutually beneficial opportunities. 

Mayor Dawn Arnold, Mayor Mike O’Brien and Mayor Don Darling have been meeting occasionally since their election in May 2016.

The Tri-Cities are working on a number of files in support of urban growth and economic synergy, share continuous improvements and purchasing strategies and offer a common voice on reform and policy needs. 

Today’s topics of discussion included demographics, fiscal policy and economic development, employment statistics and long term planning. 

The mayors want to work collectively to find opportunities to add value to their respective communities and contribute to the economic growth of New Brunswick. 

The recent assessment freeze announced by the provincial government was added to the agenda for discussion. 

The mayors are concerned with this recent announcement. The freeze will have a significant impact on their communities, and will create a financial shortfall not only for the large urban areas, but for all municipalities.

The mayors are calling on the province in the near future to gain a better understanding of the financial impact of this decision, to work together to find a common solution and to mitigate the future impact on all communities. 
Mayors Arnold, O’Brien and Darling expect a solution to be a win-win for the province and for the municipalities.

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Media Contact:  

Isabelle LeBlanc,
Communications, City of Moncton
506-853-3592 / isabelle.leblanc@moncton.ca