The Municipal Performance Measurement Program (MPMP), an initiative of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), was first introduced for the 2000 Reporting Year. This program requires municipalities to collect specific data on the following nine core municipal services areas: local government, fire, police, garbage, water, sewage, transportation, land-use planning, and social services.
The number of measures to be reported on an annual basis has increased to over eighty efficiency and effectiveness measures in 2013.
The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing designates the MPMP reporting requirements under the authority of Section 299 of the Ontario Municipal Act, 2001. The Minister has designated that “a municipality shall publish the information required by section 1 (Performance Measurement Information) not later than nine months after the last day of the fiscal year to which the information relates.” The City of Brampton publishes its Performance Measurement information by September 30th of each year.
All Ontario municipalities are required to collect data for up to eighty-one key measures, as applicable to each municipality, for the 2013 Reporting Year. Forty of these measures apply to the City of Brampton in the following areas:
The City of Brampton is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, facing challenges that come with rapid growth as it provides municipal services and infrastructure to meet residents’ and taxpayers’ needs. Despite these challenges and budget restraints under tough worldwide economic conditions, the 2013 results from the Municipal Performance Measurement Program highlight Brampton’s successes, while also identifying those areas where the City continues to strengthen its efforts.
The report further shows that despite these challenges, service levels were maintained. The areas experiencing cost increases are a reflection of Brampton’s commitment to invest in targeted levels of quality services to meet the continuing service demands of a growing community. City staff is also committed to continuously looking for opportunities to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the delivery of its services and infrastructure.
For further information, please contact the City of Brampton, Treasury Services at 905-874-2259.