What is regional gov­ern­ment?

The Beacon (Gander) - - News -

■ A for­mal gov­ern­ment struc­ture with regional gov­er­nance as well as regional-level ser­vice de­liv­ery func­tions.

■ Regional gov­ern­ments of­fer plat­forms for com­mu­ni­ties to work to­gether on ar­eas of shared in­ter­ests for the ben­e­fit of an en­tire re­gion, rather than to the ben­e­fit of one com­mu­nity.

■ Of­ten gov­erned by a board com­prised of elected regional rep­re­sen­ta­tives and/or ap­pointed rep­re­sen­ta­tives from com­mu­ni­ties within the regional bound­aries.

■ Of­ten pro­vides gov­er­nance to un­in­cor­po­rated ar­eas.

■ Typ­i­cally pro­vides a ve­hi­cle for de­liv­ery of regional ser­vices such as eco­nomic devel­op­ment, wa­ter sup­ply, sewage, waste man­age­ment and recre­ation.

■ Due to the pool­ing of re­sources, regional gov­ern­ments can have ca­pac­ity be­yond that of many small in­di­vid­ual mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties.

■ Can of­fer a way to re­duce du­pli­ca­tion of ser­vices.

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