North Bay Civic League
Our Work So Far

Currently


North Bay Civic League (NBCL) advocates for local democracy that is inclusive, transparent and accountable.   NBCL continues its work, supporting residents and groups to take part in determining the shape and future of our city.  


History 


The North Bay Civic League arose from discussions prior to the 2010 municipal election when it was clear to many people that North Bay needs a resident-led organization to address concerns about the lack of involvement in municipal politics.  Many residents wonder how to decide  who to vote for in municipal elections.  The founders of the North Bay Civic League believe that the more informed voters are, the more a City Council reflects the values of the community

NBCL meets with North Bay Mayor and Staff to introduce the Civic League on April 15, 2010. From left: Steve MacArthur (Planning Dept.), John Severino (Environmental Services), John Patterson (NBCL), Peggy Walsh Craig (NBCL), Mayor Vic Fedeli

NBCL meets with North Bay Mayor and Staff to introduce the Civic League on April 15, 2010.  From left:  Steve MacArthur (Planning Dept.), John Severino (Environmental Services), John Patterson (NBCL), Peggy Walsh Craig (NBCL), Mayor Vic Fedeli

Document Library

NameDescription
DocumentNugget article May 2010article by Gord Young from the North Bay Nugget website regarding NBCL's presentation to Council
DocumentCivic League releases Council Voting Record resultsResults of our review of City Council minutes from 2011-13
DocumentCommunity Values Survey 2014Second Community Values Survey Available!
Candidates Responses in 2010
In 2010, all candidates were asked: 

"The survey identified areas where respondents generally feel Council has done a good job,

but in three of the areas, vision, communication & environment, the satisfaction dropped

significantly (to about 20%). Here are the specific values for which respondents were less than

satisfied with Council's performance:

- Having a vision for North Bay's social, economic and environmental future is important.

- Communication on major issues is a responsibility of City Council.

- Protecting the environment is important e.g. parks, clean air, green space, safe beaches,

trails, waste reduction, bike lanes.

How would you address these areas in the next term of Council?

And a second question relating to communication: How do you, or will you,

consult with your constituents when there is controversy?"

 

Click on the candidate's name below to see their response