Before exploring what is community restructuring, and how it’s undertaken, it’s valuable to have an understanding of New Brunswick’s local government landscape. The communities where we live, work, play and call home, fall within local government structures, with varying responsibilities, authorities, and restructuring opportunities.
Overall, a local government is an incorporated community that:
- governs itself;
- provides residents with the opportunity to choose representatives (i.e. a council) who will make decisions that reflect and respond to their views and concerns; and
- serves to identify and review service needs and align service delivery with what residents, businesses and organizations want, need and are willing to pay for.