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by tinman,

First i feel that the hated tourism tax is hurting the city also if they are racking in all this money why then does the city have to put tax payers money into tourism Second fix all the pot holes in the tourist areas as tourism is all we have .and remove all the unfinished and burnt out buildings the tourists have to pass.We are so used to them after all these years of neglect and nobody  getting them fixed up

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Let's Talk Niagara Falls Engagement Team over 4 years ago
Thanks for your thoughts! The Destination Marketing Fee (DMF) is definitely a controversial issue. Just yesterday, in the Provincial Budget it was announced that the Province of Ontario will be changing the Municipal Act and granting authority to municipalities to levy a Hotel Tax where at least 50 per cent of revenue would be shared with a respective Regional Tourism Organization (RTO) or a not-for-profit tourism organization. This will provide an opportunity for transparent accountability of fees and taxes levied in tourism. It allows for sustainable funding for tourism initiatives and promotion. In regard to the potholes, we do have an asphalt patching contract that just received Council approval, so between that and City street operations staff making repairs, we hope to have many of the potholes that appear as winter turns to spring, fixed. If you do spot a particularly bad pothole, you can report it at on the City’s website https://survey.niagarafalls.ca/s/pwadhkms. The City does work with the property owners to achieve the demolition of burned out buildings as soon as possible. In some cases, the demolition is delayed due to insurance claims and settlement issues. In other cases, where there is a safety issue of debris falling or having a risk of falling onto the street or sidewalk posing a threat to human health or damage to personal property, the City has been able to take over and remove the buildings. In all cases, the City’s Property Standards By-law is used to secure the site to make sure there is no risk to health and safety which is the primary public service. Hope this helps answer your questions.
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