The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce has submitted three policy resolutions to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce that could have an impact on city services.
The proposed resolutions include items such as the Alaska Highway, Fort St. John taxi services and an airport infrastructure investment plan.
Regarding taxi services in Fort St. John, the Chamber proposed that changes should be made to the legislative and regulatory structure of the taxi industry. These changes would hold taxi cab operators to a minimum standard, as well as adopt a Taxi Bill of Rights across the province.
The proposal for changes to the Alaska Highway includes transportation improvements in the northeast. The policy calls for the provincial government to immediately begin developing plans to extend the lane size on the Alaska Highway into a four-lane highway. Such changes would take place between the Alberta border and Fort St. John.
The policy for the provincial airport infrastructure investment plan calls for all levels of government to work collaboratively to develop a long-term strategic plan. This plan would specifically guide investments in the province’s airport infrastructure.
All three of these policies have been approved by the B.C. Chamber Policy Review Committee. They will now be voted on by the province-wide B.C. Chamber membership at the AGM policy sessions taking place in Prince George from May 29-30.