Reinstating Revenue Sharing and Indexing It to Provincial Tax Bases
Be it resolved that SUMA request the Provincial Government: 1. Reinstate the Revenue Sharing pool to an appropriate level from the general revenues of the Province that reflects the original commitments to Revenue Sharing before reductions occurred through Provincial austerity; and 2. Index the Revenue Sharing pool, once it is established to an appropriate and acceptable level, utilizing the original provincial tax base indices of personal income, corporate income, fuel and retail sales; and 3. Commit to working with SUMA and all Saskatchewan Municipalities to define the desired outcomes from this new revenue consistent with the principles and criteria for the New Deal negotiations so that municipalities have both the capacity to maintain and grow their infrastructure and sustain the delivery of community expectations through service delivery in a framework of loca autonomy, capacity building and accountability.