The Statutory Allocation of Resources-
For local government to be truly empowered, the Regional, Borough and City Corporations must be appropriately resourced. In order to achieve this, the MSJ proposes that local corporations be provided with a statutory allocation of resources, similar to the way that the Tobago House of Assembly is funded.
In this way, party politics will no longer determine the flow of resources to local government corporations. Instead they would receive a guaranteed amount of funding annually to provide for the needs of our communities.
The statutory funding for local government corporations will be determined by agreed upon criteria. The Central Statistical Office (CSO) latest Census Data can enable our communities to be mapped. Based on the number of persons living in a community and the age, income, and other factors, the needs of each community can be identified more precisely.