For the past two years, the Government of Alberta has been reviewing the Municipal Government Act. This act provides the legal framework for municipalities in the province and was last updated in 1995.
Later this month, it is anticipated that the Government will be tabling a number of significant amendments to the MGA at which time, the legislature will adjourn for the summer so that the government can consult on these amendments. The final legislation is expected to pass in fall 2016 and be in place for the next municipal elections in 2017.
To gather feedback from AAMDC members and to ensure they are informed of the proposed changes, the AAMDC will be hosting a series of consultations throughout the province. These events are for AAMDC member only and will take place in each of the five AAMDC districts.
The dates of the AAMDC member events are:
May 31 – Vermillion
June 2 – Byemoor
June 6 – Lethbridge
June 8 – Barrhead
June 15 – Peace River
The exact facility locations and details are still to be determined but please save the appropriate date and we will forward additional information and registration details as they becomes available. The AAMDC will also be assembling related materials for AAMDC members so please stay tuned for these resources as well.
As you may be well aware, the Minister of Municipal Affairs also intends to consult with Albertans on the MGA amendments and the AAMDC is making efforts to ensure the AAMDC events take place prior to the Minister’s events to help you better prepare for the Minister’s consultations. For a list of the Minister’s events, please click here
Enquiries may be directed to:
Director of Advocacy and Communications