Identifying the services that are provided daily and the value they deliver is a critical component of a municipal long term tax strategy. Public engagement and providing an understanding of the value taxpayers receive for their tax dollar is a fundamental requirement in the development of a long term tax strategy.
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In today’s challenging economic and political climate, municipalities are looking for ways to be better focused and deliver on priorities. To do this successfully, there must be a clear linkage of Council direction to services. Strategic, business planning and budget processes must interact well with each other to reflect priority direction in everyday services. The […]
One of the greatest challenges municipalities face is the high cost for infrastructure related to growth. Municipalities must take advantage of all funding opportunities to support costs associated with new infrastructure to maintain long term financial sustainability. One of the keys to this is understanding what infrastructure can be charged to developers as a municipality […]
I had the privilege of spending an evening last night with and presenting to a forward looking Council and administration in the Town of Ponoka. A beautiful town hall with a busy library attached! The community spirit and pride was obvious. I really enjoyed the holiday lights in town, well done Ponoka!