The Importance of Administration
A municipality needs to be aware of the capacity of its municipal administration to provide council, residents, and businesses with accurate and reliable information to:
- Fund and implement infrastructure required for growth;
- Get borrowing in place; and
- Carry out responsibilities required by statute.
Meeting the challenges of growth requires a dedicated and professional municipal administration. It requires an administration that understands its strengths as well as its limitations. Municipalities require the human, technical and mechanical resources to operate on a daily basis and support council decisions with respect to planning for growth.
- Public Participation
The International Association of Public Participation which summarizes the public participation ‘spectrum’ and different methods of communicating and involving citizens in order to achieve different goals.
- Example: Saskatoon’s Citizen Engagement Plan
The citizen engagement plan and strategy adopted by the City of Saskatoon to be used to engage members of the public in civic matters.
- Example: St. Walburg Community Survey
A community planning survey for a small urban community and its surrounding region.