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1 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Preliminary Plan for New Structure Of Municipality in Lahti Region Jaana Simola Executive secretary

2 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Challenges People over 65 years in 2003 and 2020 % of population The whole country 15 % The whole country 22,8 % Sources: Statistics Finland, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

3 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Challenges Effect of population factors on the demand of basic services (Index 2005=100)

4 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Challenges Municipal employees retiring percentage of current employees regionally

5 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Challenges Loan stock and cash of the municipalities and federations of municipalities current prices, milliard € Loan stock Cash

6 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme General Objectives a sound structural and financial basis for the services that municipality is currently responsible for, in order to secure the organisation and provision of such services in the future, with due regard to the required standard of quality, effectiveness, availability, efficiency, and technological advancement.

7 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Päijät-Hame Helsinki

8 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Potential Structure of New Municipality Ground area km 2 Water area 475 km 2 Population Population density 62 pers./km 2 Build up area, lives 89 % of population missing ground connection -problem? -Finnish legistlation

9 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme

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12 Why New Structure? Bigger municipalities/cities are more competitive Long experience for co-operation with municipalities/cities (public services) Increasing challenges of public economy Increasing number of silver age people Decreasing number of working population

13 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Growing economy Rural area –Sparsely populated, much silver ages, few school ages Increasing requirement of services (esc. health-care) Big budjet-sectors need to control increasing costs –Social and healt-care, education –Prognosis for public income and expenditure 2017 Local taxes will soon rise up over 20 %.

14 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Public Services – New way of Order and Produce Organisation has total responsible for public services –No joint co-operation systems –No complicated decision-making systems New way of doing public services –New technology Offer local residence public services –How to guarantee ?

15 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Democracy and governance The role of City Council is going to strenghten How to take care of citizens governance? More time to elected people to carry out their duties –Whole time duties?

16 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Living community Joint resurces –More integrated, more durable, more flexibility Planned soil use –City planning, buying land Increase the effectiveness of investments Restrain emissions

17 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Skilled employee and public servant Confidence –Take an active part in change New ’competent’ programme Skilled employees works in skilled organisation –Recruit new employees is easier

18 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Charismatic city/municipality Versatile ways of living –Rural areas, cities, living by the lake Community spirit by development Bigger area is noticeable –Logistics –Industries –Trade

19 Jaana Simola – the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme Schedule of possible realization Preliminary PlanReal PlanRealization 1/20086/20085/2009 Brand New Municipality /City New Muni- cipality 10/2008 Pre Plan ready Local elections Decision to start Real Plan 1/20135/2010 Decision to change structure n.1 y Pre Plan beginnings D d n.1,5 y Work with Munici- palities Local elections 10/2012 ”voluntary work””binding work”


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