Sponsors: City of Prince Rupert
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS small rural and urban Local Governments are struggling to maintain basic operational services of water, sewer, and roads, while trying to deal with hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure deficit, as well as the various other services they provide;
WHEREAS Local Governments are unable to fund operations, in any way other than yearly property tax increases, which is not sustainable, and hurts the ability of those Local Governments to attract and retain business and industry investment to their communities:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA, UBCM and FCM petition the Provincial and Federal Governments to establish a committee to discuss, establish, and implement a funding formula that ensures a percentage of taxes already collected from citizens, business and industry, at the provincial and federal level be given back to Local Governments to deal with the infrastructure deficit in their communities.