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July 23, 2018 Deadline for Municipalities

As a reminder, changes to the Municipal Government Act require Alberta municipalities to complete the following by JULY 23, 2018

Mandatory Councillor Code of Conduct (MGA Section 146.1): Municipal councils must, by bylaw, establish a code of conduct governing the conduct of councillors by July 23, 2018. The code of conduct will need to address items provided within the Code of Conduct for Elected Officials Regulation, AR 200/2017. A bylaw establishing a code of conduct governing the conduct of members of council committees and other bodies established by the council who are not councillors may be passed, but is not required.

Public Participation Policy (MGA Section 216.1): Every municipality must have a public participation policy in place by July 23, 2018. Under the Public Participation Policy Regulation, AR 193/2017, the policy must identify: a) the types or categories of approaches the municipality will use to engage municipal stakeholders, and b) the types or categories of circumstances in which the municipality will engage municipal stakeholders. The council of the municipality may amend the public participation policy from time to time but must review it at least once every 4 years. The policy must be available for public inspection.

If you require further information or would like assistance with any of the foregoing, please feel free to contact a member of Brownlee's Municipal Governance and Authority Group


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