What Do Local Governments Do?

Local governments are the lowest level of government and Municipal (Local) councillors are the elected representatives closest to the people. Their role is not easy; it requires them to represent their electoral constituencies, provide a vision for development, and oversee public  finances. 

Local governments are usually responsible for the following:

  • Arts and culture 
  • By-law enforcement 
  • Economic development
  • Fire services 
  • Recreation & Parks 
  • Planning new community developments and enhancing existing neighbourhoods 
  • Public transit