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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, reduce costs, achieve financial sustainability, enhance accountability to taxpayers, and builds and maintains effective partnerships with key municipal and professional associations, municipalities, Aboriginal peoples and other ministries and governments. All of this work is guided by a partnership approach and meaningful stakeholder and municipal engagement and consultation.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
7 Local Government and Planning Policy 13,238,000 11,572,900 1,665,100 31,882,856
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 13,238,000 11,572,900 1,665,100 31,882,856
  Total Operating Expense 13,238,000 11,572,900 1,665,100 31,882,856


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     8,095,100
  Employee benefits     995,500
  Transportation and communication     454,800
  Services     2,525,900
  Supplies and equipment     166,700
  Transfer payments      
     Municipal Research and Analysis Grant     1,000,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     13,238,000
  Total Operating Expense for Local Government and Planning Policy     13,238,000