Measures for fiscal crisis (plan to break through fiscal crisis)

Due to the "trinity reform" that the government has advanced since FY 2003, the region has been forced to reduce significant revenue, including local allocation tax. Local finances including Niseko Town were not only greatly exhausted, but also the gap between urban and rural areas further expanded. In addition to the decline in revenues resulting from this trinity reform, town finance faced an unprecedented rigor, such as sluggish revenue of town tax revenue and an increase in redemption of town bonds.
In order to overcome this difficulty, in September 2004, "Niseko town financial crisis breakthrough plan" was formulated, and we began a powerful reform initiative in terms of securing revenue and reducing expenditure. We are continuing this reform so that even small-scale municipalities can continue stable financial management in the future.

Creation of fiscal plan - triggered by town and village merger review -

In Niseko Town, since 2003, we have set up a merger council with neighboring towns and villages (Kutchan Town, Ranchige Town, Kiyomori Town, Makkari village) and have been discussing various problems including the pros and cons of merger. In March 2004, the fiscal estimate when the merger of composition 5 towns and villages merged was announced by the merger council (it did not lead to merger of towns and villages, which was dissolved in December 2004).
In parallel with this merger talks in the town, when continuing to operate alone without merging, we estimated the way the financial situation of the town will be and organized the efforts necessary to deal with that situation. That is this "financial crisis breakthrough plan".

Overview of the plan

Duration of planHeisei era 2005 - Heisei era 36 year (20 years)
Formulation methodA compilation by the project team within the Niseko town hall
Information sharingFrom August 2004 to September 2004, exchanging opinions in each district of the town
Distributing explanation booklets to all the neighborhoods in town in September 2004

Progress management of plan

This plan ensures effectiveness while reviewing every year. At the same time, we inform town residents about the status of review and the progress of each year. In addition, from fiscal 2012, we are conducting progress management by conducting a "medium-term fiscal review" based on this plan.

Means of main notification

  • Budget explanation "job that you want to know more" (issued annually)

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