Upcoming changes to the MGA
The proposed changes to the The Municipal Government Act (MGA) were developed through extensive public consultation, careful analysis of what we heard from Albertans, and collaborative work with key municipal partners.
The first round of amendments were passed by the Legislature this spring and include issues that have received broad support from the rural and urban municipal associations, the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, and business and industry associations representing key economic sectors. These proposed changes fall under four broad categories:
- Enhancing municipal accountability
- Enabling more efficient municipal operations
- Enhancing municipal viability
- Strengthening municipal and intermunicipal planning
Bill 20 also approved legislative amendments to address emerging issues, as well as housekeeping matters to update minor items such as definitions, references, and terminology.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this province-wide conversation about the future of municipalities in Alberta.
Amended Municipal Government Act (March 16, 2015)
Some of these changes to the MGA will take effect when they are proclaimed to become law, and others will first require development of a regulation. Check the specific policy changes in this section to see the next steps for each amendment.
Contact us with the details.