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A Vancouver city councillor says it could be cheaper for small businesses and less of an administrative burden for municipalities.
Geoff Meggs is bringing a motion before council next week, hoping to move further towards establishing a mobile business licensing program.
Right now, if a business works in more than one municipality, it has to have a license in all of those municipalities.
Meggs would like to see a pilot program started, where one license would cover more than one city or town.
"We think that coordination's possible. There's already a number of municipalities cooperating including the City of Vancouver to see what we can do on this front, and we're pretty confident since it's been done in the Okanagan for example, that something could happen, at least on a pilot basis, this year."
Meggs' motion calls for council to ask that staff and the Vancouver Economic Commission report on the work they've been doing, analyzing the costs and benefits.