Over the last several years, AUMA has played a key role in providing input into the review of the Municipal Government Act. With the majority of legislative amendments complete, Municipal Affairs has been working to introduce and amend the regulations that set out the details as to how the legislation will be applied. In July 2017, 15 proposed regulations were released including 12 that were prioritized for review by AUMA due to their importance to municipalities across the province:
- Code of Conduct for Elected Officials Regulation;
- Community Aggregate Payment Levy Regulation;
- Community Organization Property Tax Exemption Regulation;
- Council and Council Committee Meetings Regulation;
- Determination of Population Regulation;
- Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework Regulation;
- Matters Relating to Assessment and Taxation Regulation;
- Matters Relating to Assessment Complaints Regulation;
- Matters Relating to Assessment Subclasses Regulation;
- Off-Site Levies Regulation;
- Subdivision and Development Appeals Board Regulation; and,
- Subdivision and Development Regulation.
In order to develop a response, AUMA carried out an extensive multi-stage member engagement process including open comments from members, an administrative working group composed of chief administrative officers and senior municipal administrators, and review by multiple AUMA committees and the AUMA Board.
You can also view more information on AUMA’s input to the full MGA review process.