Second, the 2006 and 2007 mandatory MPMP data (Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, 2008) were obtained from the websites of the same municipalities.
Three performance categories were developed, and the municipalities were assigned to them based on their performance on each OMBI and MPMP measure for 2006 and 2007.
Relative performance ranks were developed next for each municipality, based on both the OMBI and MPMP measures for 2006 and 2007.
The totals represent the numbers of the OMBI and MPMP measures reported by each municipality for their services, respectively, for 2006 and 2007, as well as, the two-year average.
The performance ranks are presented in Tables 3 and 4 for the OMBI and MPMP measures, respectively.
The ranks based on two-year data (maximum available for the OMBI) reveal that single-tier municipalities perform better under the OMBI measures and upper-tier municipalities under the MPMP measures.
Five years later, the MPMP has proven useful to municipalities and taxpayers alike.
This article examines how the MPMP has helped improve municipal accountability and service delivery in Ontario.
The MPMP was a key element in the accountability framework set out in the legislation.
The MPMP is a measurement and reporting system that provides high-level information to help local taxpayers, elected officials, and administrators evaluate municipal services.
The Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is the provincial body responsible for the MPMP, and acts in an administrative capacity to ensure the program runs smoothly and improves over time.
For the initial group of MPMP measures, the ministry borrowed heavily from the OMBI experience.