3： Local authorities in poor financial shape because of increases in obligatory expenditures for personnel and debt payment should work to improve their financial structure autonomously and systematically on the basis of the reform implementation plan, taking care to go forward with the emphasis on measures to cope with policy matters in hand.
9 Community halls and other public facilities
1： Local authorities should use existing facilities as efficiently as possible through wide-area use, diversion to uses for which there is greater demand, and improvement of existing facilities.
2： With regard to the construction of a new facility, a study of the project should be made from every angle, including the function and role of the facility in question; how it will be run, how much and by whom it will be used, and what the running and maintenance costs will be. The surrounding region should also be taken into consideration and provision made from a wide-area perspective, defining the function of the facility and the role it will play with regard to other facilities, with special care taken to avoid duplication.
3： With regard to the running of public facilities, tie-ups between public facilities, devolution of management, the construction of partnerships with volunteers etc., should be actively pursued, and regard given to improved service and better running efficiency.
10 Public construction
1： With regard to public construction works, local authorities should draw up implementation plans to reduce public construction expenses, taking into consideration regional circumstances and the viewpoint of the public, and referring to the national "implementation plan for the reduction of public construction expenses" . At the same time they should actively reduce costs by the appropriate setting of design unit prices and planned prices.
2： Local authorities should push forward improvements related to the procedures for tender and contracts and their application, eg. the abolition of the completion-of-work certification system, transparency and fairness in competitive bidding by nominated bidders, and the adoption of an appropriate from of tender.
11 Regional Amalgamation
1： Local authorities should use Regional Amalgamation to implement those activities that lend themselves to planning, control, and processing from a wide-area perspective.
Depending on the content of the work and the local situation, full use should also be made of the delegation of duties to other local authorities and the joint establishment of facilities. As for existing partial associations, these should be transformed into wide-area unions or compound partial unions to strengthen the wide-area work implementation structure so that work can be implemented comprehensively.