WHEREAS the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) Resolution Process Policy outlines the format and guidelines for the development of resolutions submitted for consideration by the membership; and
WHEREAS the current resolution process does not require that the budget implications of a resolution be included as part of the resolution; and
WHEREAS budget implications are an essential consideration for most request being made of senior levels of government;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Association of Alberta Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) Board of Directors review the AAMDC Resolution Process Policy with the objective of requiring a section within the member background information to identify and address the capital and operating budget implications of any resolution request.
Given the economic constraints that the AAMDC and all levels of government are facing it is prudent to consider the financial impact that resolutions will have on future budgets. The inclusion of a separate section addressing with financial impacts will ensure that the membership has the information available to make an informed decision on any resolution. This change will strengthen the resolution process and offer credibility to the process as senior levels of government will know that the membership has given consideration to the financial impacts when voting on the resolutions.
The AAMDC has no active resolutions directly related to this issue.