|Financial Reporting Transparency Middle of the Pack|
|Written by Sharon Vanhouwe|
|Monday, 16 July 2012 13:37|
The Frontier Centre for Public Policy wants people to start asking why certain Canadian cities get away with spending less for certain services while others spend more.
The 5th edition of the Local Government Performance Index was released, showing Saskatoon pretty much in the middle when it comes to spending tax dollars, and reporting their spending.
Saskatoon scored a 22 out of 33 in financial reporting transparency.
Former Policy Analyst with the Frontier Centre, David Seymour says when it comes to spending tax dollars, Saskatoon has remained once again a thrifty city, compared to other municipalities.
Seymour says the comparison between cities is important to begin a conversation as to why some cities spend less on certain things while maintaining a common service level.
He says municipal government isn't like bad weather, and that it can change.