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The 2010 edition of the Municipal Councillor's Guide is available. The guide provides up-to-date information on municipal governance, finance, and land use planning. It can also be used as a reference tool to learn more about municipal roles and responsibilities. The guide is a valuable resource for both municipal councillors and staff and the general public. It has been revised to include legislative and policy changes which have taken effect since it was originally published in 2007.
The Municipal Gazette is a new online periodical that provides access to information on recent key policy activity, as well as new and proposed legislation and regulations of interest to municipalities.
Bill 130 Municipal Training Presentations
Bill 130 was proclaimed in January, 2007. The resulting Municipal Statute Law Amendment Act, 2006 made changes to the Municipal Act, 2001 among other Acts. In the winter/spring of 2007, the Ministry offered training to municipalities on these changes. The presentations from these sessions are linked below as PDF documents:
- General Municipal Powers
- Specific Municipal Powers
- Accountability and Transparency
- Other Amendments
- Financial Amendments
- Capital Finance
- Municipal Service Corporations
Municipal Performance Measurement Program Handbook
This handbook describes the Municipal Performance Measurement Program and why it is important, discusses how to make sense of performance measurement information, and takes the reader through how to develop customized performance measures.
Municipal Management Needs Assessment - Summary Report
This report is the result of research undertaken by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, the Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario and the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association. It summarizes needs articulated by municipal managers across Ontario.
Service Delivery Review Guides
These guides, geared toward municipalities, outline a six-stage process that focuses on setting priorities – making choices – and, where possible, reducing the cost of delivery while maintaining or improving services and service levels. There is both a short guide, giving a high level overview of the six steps and a more detailed guide for senior managers of municipal departments to work through the steps.