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The objectives of this program are well-planned, safe, strong, and sustainable communities that enhance quality of life and support a prosperous economy. The Local Government and Planning Policy Program contributes to a long-term policy, administrative, and legislative framework that enhances the quality and effectiveness of local government; enhances environmental protection, growth management, conservation of greenspace and healthy economic growth and resiliency; provides tools to improve local service delivery, reducing costs, supporting financial sustainability, enhancing accountability to taxpayers and achieving an enhanced capacity to invest in infrastructure; and building and maintaining effective partnerships with key municipal and professional associations, municipalities and other governments. All of this work is guided by a partnership approach and meaningful stakeholder and municipal engagement and consultation.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
7 Local Government and Planning Policy 11,572,900 12,051,900 (479,000) 11,416,295
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 11,572,900 12,051,900 (479,000) 11,416,295
  Total Operating Expense 11,572,900 12,051,900 (479,000) 11,416,295



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1903-7 Local Government and Planning Policy      
  Salaries and wages     7,430,000
  Employee benefits     912,200
  Transportation and communication     510,600
  Services     2,529,600
  Supplies and equipment     190,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     11,572,900
  Total Operating Expense for Local Government and Planning Policy     11,572,900