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Basic principles of bylaws

Description

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. A good bylaw needs to be drafted for certainty, predictability, democratic transparency and accountability. Municipal administration should aim to create bylaws that are understandable, enforceable and accomplish the council's desired goal.

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Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Extent

17 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Municipal Affairs

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Government
Spatial Coverage

Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2017-10-25

Date Added

2017-10-27T22:04:00.225522

Date Modified

2017-10-25

Date Issued

2017-10-25

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

9781460136331

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Municipal Affairs. Municpal Capacity Building

Contact Email

ma.lgsmail@gov.ab.ca