Summary of Work Group Discussions March 22 2004

  • Slides: 7
Download presentation
Summary of Work Group Discussions March 22, 2004, Special City Council Meeting Urban Sustainability

Summary of Work Group Discussions March 22, 2004, Special City Council Meeting Urban Sustainability - Regional Strategy Council Session March 22, 2004 1

Fiscal Inequity • Initiate study to clearly define/demonstrate financial inequity or not (identify extent

Fiscal Inequity • Initiate study to clearly define/demonstrate financial inequity or not (identify extent of problem, cost benefit quantification) • Develop strategies on how to get Province involved; involve regions? • Ask Admin to determine existing residential/non residential fees; identify additional fees Council Session March 22, 2004 2

Fiscal Inequity • Place surcharge on water for regionals • Develop public information campaign

Fiscal Inequity • Place surcharge on water for regionals • Develop public information campaign to inform Edmonton residents of fiscal inequity; social inequity • Better define the social costs of inequity. Convince Province to assume these social issues, or to fund these services • Identify impacts of regional sharing of tax base Council Session March 22, 2004 3

Shared Services • Cost-effective delivery of services is key feature for Edmonton and the

Shared Services • Cost-effective delivery of services is key feature for Edmonton and the Region • Tier 1: – Waste water treatment; Water; Solid waste • Tier 2: – fire, ambulance, police, housing, river valley alliance, transit, engineered snow sites Council Session March 22, 2004 4

Shared Services cont. • Combined residential/non-residential assessments/taxes for pre-defined geography and then develop a

Shared Services cont. • Combined residential/non-residential assessments/taxes for pre-defined geography and then develop a formula to share costs • New non-residential growth into separate category; then shared revenue among regional municipalities and link this new revenue to regional services • Pursue more shared services with Province as player/supporter Council Session March 22, 2004 5

ACRA • • • Need to focus efforts – too many initiatives Edmonton suggestions

ACRA • • • Need to focus efforts – too many initiatives Edmonton suggestions perceived as threat Need to work on this perspective Keep participation Improvements – Shared service opportunities; communications; more opportunities for joint effort to approach Province – Waste management • Need to clarify role of ACRA and examine City’s participation Council Session March 22, 2004 6

Regional Planning • Province will have to initiate – unlikely to support • Explore

Regional Planning • Province will have to initiate – unlikely to support • Explore inter-municipal planning opportunities • Work with regional partners and UDI to standardize development process/agreements • Build on approved regional transportation plan as a model of work together • Consider environmental issues • Social catchment issues • Pick preventive areas for action • Recognize NGO, civil society, private sector participants Council Session March 22, 2004 7