Pender promises no major changes at city hall while review ongoing

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Mayor Charles Pender says there won’t be any more organizational shakeups at Corner Brook's city hall until at least after the consultant hired to conduct a review of the city’s organization and operations has completed its report.

The mayor made the comment in a Facebook posting Friday morning as part of his practice of providing regular updates on the progress of the review via social media.

He said the review being done by consultant KPMG is still on track to be done by early to mid-August. Pender thanked the public and staff for having input into the process and said council is optimistic the report will better position Corner Brook to more effectively deliver services to residents.

“Until this report is completed, council would like to assure residents and staff that there will be no further changes to the organizational structure,” posted Pender.

KPMG was retained after it was one of a dozen firms that responded to the City of Corner Brook’s request for proposals for the organizational and operational review in March. KPMG began its work April 7, outlining its approach for the review before consulting with city council, city staff and residents in late April.

The consultant has met with council and some city staff June 10 and June 24 to provide updates on the development of the final report.

Organizations: KPMG

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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  • Charles Murphy
    June 27, 2014 - 16:46

    Jack, You want to know the truth why, Not only corner brook, and many community's around this province is dying, Its come down to the people we " Elects " to represent us. they can make all kinds of promises, but yet lack knowledge how to put anything together for the people. Just like the Provincial liberals going around, telling "Citizens" how their going to " Diversification " economy. My question hasn't change, Please explain this plan, I keep asking, so far nothing. I guess its something like the plan concerning the fishery. still nothing. Jack the list go on, Now you know why, N & L is dying. Our leader are talking about people life's, Not a game.

  • Jack
    June 27, 2014 - 12:45

    With Corner Brook losing another major employer, Sykes Enterprises, resulting in at least 100 job losses on top of the 1000 job losses the city has endured as a result of plant closures or cuts over the last 5-10 year, which is Mathematically an equivalent of 5.5% of Corner Brook's Population, Corner Brook City Council needs to form a Task Force to investigate why this one vibrant Western Newfoundland city is losing one major employer after another, find ways to bring new employers to the city, and find ways to welcome aspiring entrepreneurs with open arms as opposed to showing them the door like Corner Brook City Council did during the "Greeley Era".

  • Henry
    June 27, 2014 - 11:51

    Mayor Pender cost savings cannot be completed to live with in our means without any worthwhile reduction in services and or staff levels. To many high $$$$ layers at city hall. Tax increases cannot be justified when the problem is city hall. The citizens or Corner Brook are not in the business of creating jobs...... hall operations.