As Merritt looks to return to a new normal in the post-COVID-19 world, a group of community members and business owners have been meeting to discuss an economic recovery plan for the city.
Some of the initiatives that the group has been discussing include;
- Buy Local Campaign
- Downtown Pedestrian Zone
- City Beautification Projects
- Use of Street Parking for Patios
- Parking Space Requirement Reductions
- Business Resource Communications
This week, the task force will be presenting its ideas to City Council, requesting $5,000 to support marketing initiatives.
Council will also be voting on the creation of an economic development committee. The committee would be one of the largest at City Hall with 11 positions total, including three councillors.
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