The Alberta Municipal Measurement Index (MMI) is designed to improve local government financial reporting and allow Albertans to evaluate the performance of their local government in comparison with other municipalities, based on key fiscal indicators.
The MMI dashboard includes a number of dynamic, customizable visualizations based on information submitted by municipalities annually, as required under the Municipal Government Act through the Financial Information Return (FIR) and Statistical Information Return (SIR), as well as data collected from other public sources.
MMI visualizations include:
- Residential Equalized Tax Rate
- Non Residential Equalized Tax Rate
- Municipal Tax Levy
- Composition of Assessment
- Municipal Debt Per Capita
- Long Term Debt – Debt Limit Ratio
- Revenue and Expenses Per Capita
- Accumulated Surplus Per Capita
A Municipality Index is generated for a meaningful comparison across municipalities based on equalized assessment, population and area. It is recommend selecting municipalities within +/-10 for the best comparison.
Visualizations are refreshed on a biweekly basis; therefore, the results are subject to change as the database is updated. In the future, the ministry will be looking to include different criteria to illustrate municipal service levels and key economic indicators such as approval timelines for business licenses and building/development permits.
How to use the Municipal Measurement Index
For information on how to use the Municipal Measurement Index and the other municipal dashboards, please see the Guide to Municipal Dashboards (PDF, 1.7 MB).
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