Friday, 4 August 2017





Advantages and Disadvantages of Adopting a Rural Community Model


There are recognized advantages of adopting a rural community model for local services delivery including:

-Ability to elect council members from the local community 
-Stronger voice 
-Strengthening of community identity 
-Gradual assumption of the responsibility for the provision of local services 
-By-law and resolution making authority
-Local office and staff 
-Local decisions about budgets and expenditures 
-Greater negotiating/lobbying power 
-Dedicated access to gas tax funding 
-Greater potential for economic development 
-Local land use planning 
-Decision making power of a Council

Similarly, there are recognized disadvantages of adopting a rural community model for local services delivery including:

-Increase in taxes 
-Concern about restrictions placed on land use 
-Concern about the holders of power and control 
-Us versus them (potential competition between communities within the rural community)
-Perceived loss of community identity 

-Fear of change


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