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Event Registration - Setting and Managing User Fees - Brampton

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Date:
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
Time:
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Description: User fees represent an opportunity your municipality to attain real local autonomy in addressing particular issues in your communities and they have become a vital source of revenue to Ontario municipalities overall. However, while user fees are generally applied in keeping with the principles of average cost pricing, there remain issues, regarding the types of costs targeted for recovery, which need to be addressed.

You will Learn:
  • An overview of the types of user fees, how they impact your services
  • Review of the legislative authorities
  • How to price services; activity based costing, calculating indirect costs
  • Working with all departments to gather and analyse user fee data
  • How to set policies for user rates
  • Managing the long-term impact of user fee rate increases
  • Advantages and disadvantages of user fees
  • Communicating user fees to council and outlining the impact they are having


Who Should Attend?
This session is designed for Managers and Directors of Finance, Managers and Directors of all Service Departments and Elected Officials, and other key staff in all departments who provide important data and insights that support the setting and management of user fees.

Group Size: This workshop is limited to 30 delegates to facilitate group exercises and learning.

ToolKit: You will leave this workshop with useful reference materials and templates that can be used to assist you in setting and analysing user fees.

Facilitator's Biography:

Jim Bruzzese, CGA, PMM is a former City Manager, Treasurer and General Manager of Corporate Services with 30+ years experience in the municipal sector, including 13 years as a consultant and President of BMA Management Consulting Inc.

Jim is an experienced presenter and has worked with Councils, staff and stakeholders across Canada. He is also a recognized leader in financial management, having written articles and manuals and been a key note presenter on topics including long range financial management, cash management, budgeting, water/wastewater rate setting, PSAB 3150, performance measurement, reserves and debt management across Canada.

Jim is a Certified General Accountant, has received a diploma in public administration from the University of Western Ontario and an advanced government finance diploma from the University of Berkley (California).

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