How efficiently are Ontario municipalities spending property tax dollars?
The latest report from the Fraser Insitute shows that North Bay fares poorly in municipal spending per $100,000 of tax assessment against 28 major Ontario cities.
The Gateway City sits 11th, worse than Timmins, but better than Sudbury and the Soo among major northern cities.
North Bay spends about $95 per capita while Thunder Bay ranks worst in the province at over $250. The average is $86.
Meanwhile, the annual growth rate of municipal per capita spending in North Bay is also troublesome.
It sits eighth of 29 major Ontario cities that ranged from a high of five per cent for Mississauga to a low of 0.6 per cent for Windsor.
North Bay is around 3.6 per cent, slightly lower than Sudbury but higher than the Soo and Thunder Bay.
BayToday reached out to Mayor Al McDonald for comment but received no response.