Unconditional Revenue Sharing Formula Grant
Res #: 20-15A
Responses Received: No
Departments: Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations
WHEREAS both rural and urban municipalities across the province have limited revenue generating opportunities; and
WHEREAS infrastructure in the rural and urban municipalities across the province is deteriorating; and
WHEREAS the costs of providing service to ratepayers is increasing;
BE IT RESOLVED that SARM strongly encourage the Government of Saskatchewan not to decrease the Revenue Sharing Formula Grant for rural and urban Municipalities for 2015 and 2016; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Revenue Sharing Formula Grant for rural and urban municipalities remains at the current level for 2015 and 2016.
MINISTRY OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS' RESPONSE
This government, more than any previous, has provided significant funding to municipalities through Municipal Revenue Sharing. As included in the 2015-16 provincial budget, Municipal Revenue Sharing will not be decreased in 2015-16. The 2015-16 budget provides $265.3 million in revenue sharing-the largest grant ever provided to Saskatchewan municipalities-an increase of $8.3 million compared to last year, and an increase of $138.0 million or more than 108 per cent,from the 2007-08 budget
- This government appreciates the great working relationship that has been established with our municipal partners over the years and looks forward to continuing this into the future.