The Resolution Status Update provides up-to-date information and progress updates for all active resolutions
The RMA is pleased to provide members with an update on advocacy efforts through the 2023 Resolution Status Update - Volume 1
. This document, previously known as the “Advocacy Report Card,” has been re-titled to better reflect its intent: to provide an update on government responses and actions on RMA resolutions. The Resolution Status Update is an important part of the RMA’s efforts to be transparent and accountable to members, as it provides an update on the status of all active resolutions.
Section 1 of the Resolution Status Update includes the Government of Alberta’s responses to resolutions endorsed at the 2022 Fall Convention. Section 2 provides an update on all other active resolutions.
The RMA Resolutions Database
has been updated to reflect the status changes and developments included in the 2023 Resolution Status Update - Volume 1.
The following resolutions were assigned new statuses in the 2023 Resolution Status Update - Volume 1:
|Number||strong>Resolution Name||Previous Status||New Status|
|1-21F||Emergency Medical Services Capacity and Service Delivery in Rural Alberta||Accepted in Principle||Accepted|
|ER1-22S||Alberta Energy Regulator Action to Require Oil and Gas Companies to Pay Municipal Property Taxes||Incomplete Information||Accepted In Part|
|1-21S||Alberta Energy Regulator Directive 006 – Licensee Liability Rating (LLR) Program and License Transfer Process||Intent Not Met||Accepted|
|Negative Impact of Carbon Tax on Rural Albertans||Intent Not Met||Accepted in Principle|
|2-21F||Disaster Recovery Program Cost Allocations||Incomplete Information||Intent Not Met|
It is important to note that when a resolution has been assigned a status of “Accepted,” it is still reviewed for progress and updates during the semi-annual Resolution Status Update process. Following each review, the status may change depending on any developments that have occurred. Further, after resolutions expire, regardless of their status, the RMA continues to reference them when related issues arise.
Resolutions form an integral part of the RMA’s advocacy efforts. The RMA would like to acknowledge the work that the membership undertakes in drafting and debating resolutions that reflect issues of importance to rural municipalities. Endorsed resolutions provide direction for the RMA and enable focused advocacy efforts.
Policy & Research Analyst
Manager of Policy & Advocacy