Thursday, November 26, 2009

How do we measure local performance?

The average local government in Canada spends approximately one dollar in thirteen of household income and manages capital assets of valued at around $18,000 per household.  Considering the size and importance of Local Government in every Canadian community, its performance is an important but under scrutinised determinant of community economic and social outcomes.
 It is under scrutinised because almost nobody is measuring local government nationwide.  Where do municipal governments get their revenue, what do they spend it on?  What does the average household pay to recover interest charges on municipal debt and how easy is it for residents to assess their municipality's performance from its annual report?
The Frontier centre has the answer with performance indexes . Check it out -this is a good idea for the taxpayers

Hollecrest & Associates Inc   -"Turnaround Consultants" .

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