NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the AUMA 2011 General Assembly receive the 2011 recommendations on the Local Authorities Election Act for information, adopt the recommendations as presented, and forward the recommendations to the Government of Alberta citing a critical need for change.
WHEREAS in 2011 the AUMA Board of Directors established a Task Force to review the Local Authorities Election Act and identify recommended changes to send to the Government of Alberta; and
WHEREAS at its June 2011 meeting, the AUMA Board of Directors adopted the Task Force’s recommendations and directed that they be forwarded to the 2011 Convention for approval.
Nov 23/11 – Municipal Affairs
The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) is an important piece of legislation that is critical to ensure that the municipal election process is conducted in a secure, fair and impartial manner, so as not to raise concerns about the validity of the outcome and the successful candidates’ right to hold office.
The ministry will be conducting a review of the legislation, which will include consultation with municipalities, the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) and the Alberta urban Municipalities Association (AUMA). A written questionnaire will be circulated for municipalities and association comments and suggestions on the LAEA.
The ministry respects and appreciates the AUMA Task Force’s recommendations, as well as its continuing interest and contribution to this important piece of legislation.
AUMA accepts this response.