Revenue Sharing for Municipalities
Therefore be it resolved that SUMA strongly urge the Government of Saskatchewan to implement the predictable, long term revenue sharing program proposed by the Municipal Sector Strategic Plan (MSSP) process.
Response: The new Municipal Operating Grant program based on the join work between the province and the sector will be implemented as part of the 2009-10 budget. In 2009-10 to the total amount of the Municipal Operating Grant program is based on the equivalent of 90% of PST. In 2010-11 and following years the equivalent of 100 per cent of one point of PST will be provided. This is a major commitment to the municipal sector from the province and one that provides predictability and stability.