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Basic principles of bylaws

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Description

Section 7 of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) sets out the general jurisdiction to pass bylaws. This general jurisdiction gives broad authority to municipalities to develop bylaws unique to each municipality. Councils are expected to act in good faith and in the public interest when creating laws. Municipal administration, who usually drafts bylaws, is expected to act in good faith when carrying out the responsibility. Creating a bylaw that meets general statutory and fundamental principle standards is only part of the process. Municipal administration should aim to create bylaws that are understandable, enforceable and accomplish the council's desired goal. A listing of the sections of the MGA that allow for bylaws to be passed and some sample bylaws are attached to this document in the appendices.

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Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

44 pages

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Municipal Affairs

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2016-07-01

Date Added

2016-01-25T16:18:26.332506

Date Modified

2016-07-01

Date Issued

2016-07-01

Date Archived

2017-10-25

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460114513

ISBN (print)

9781460114506

NEOS catalogue key

569750

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Alberta Municipal Affairs

Contact Other

Capacity Building Unit Local Government Services Alberta Municipal Affairs 17th Floor, Commerce Place 10155 102 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4L4 CANADA Telephone: 1.780.427.2225 Toll Free: 310.0000 (in Alberta only) Fax: 1.780.420.1016