REJECTED -- RCMP Policing Levy Exempting Villages

Year: 2016


Whereas small urban communities are experiencing a reduction in their tax bases due to migration, centralization and an economic downturn; and

Whereas all communities are experiencing financial difficulty in maintaining and upgrading their infrastructure; and

Whereas all citizens, young and old, urban and rural, are entitled to basic protective services; and

Whereas Fine Revenue Sharing for small urban municipalities has not provided any support for most small communities; and

Whereas RCMP policing costs have risen to almost $50 per capita, making the service very expensive;

Therefore be it resolved that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association lobby the Government of Saskatchewan to negotiate a change in the policing costs to effect the provision of such services to villages be provided at no cost.