This submission to the Government of Alberta’s review of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) includes recommendations that will enable Calgary and other Alberta municipalities to improve their operational efficiency and service to citizens, while meeting their mandate of providing good government, necessary and desirable services and facilities, and developing and maintaining safe and viable communities. The City’s submission recommends amendments in 12 key issue areas under the three themes of the MGA Review: Governance and Administration; Planning and Development; and Assessment and Taxation. The City of Calgary is appreciative of the opportunity to propose amendments that will help municipalities to continue to build strong, prosperous and sustainable communities throughout Alberta.
Over the life of the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI), from 2007-2017, The City of Calgary is expected to receive $3.3 billion in funding. This report recognizes and reports on the important contribution the Government of Alberta is making through the MSI to ensure that long-term infrastructure investments continue to benefit our citizens, the economy, the environment and our competitiveness. This report also provides an opportunity for Calgarians to see how these infrastructure dollars are being invested.
Since 2005, the Government of Canada has been sharing a portion of its gas tax revenues with cities and communities across the country. This annual Gas Tax Fund (GTF) report provides a summary of The City of Calgary's federal gas tax investments in major capital infrastructure projects that improve mobility and benefit the environment. The City of Calgary appreciates the important investment that the Government of Canada provides through the GTF.
The City’s Response to the Regional Advisory Council’s Advice on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan [CoC1] – December 2011
The South Saskatchewan Regional Advisory Council (RAC) was appointed by Cabinet in 2009 to provide input into the development of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP). In March 2011, the RAC released a document providing advice to the Government of Alberta on the future development of the SSRP. In April 2011, the provincial government announced a public consultation process to collect feedback on the RAC’s work. This document, approved by Council on December 5, 2011, outlines The City’s response to the RAC’s work.