Municipal Government Act Review
The Municipal Government Act (MGA) is the legislative framework in which all municipalities and municipal entities across the Province of Alberta operate.
The MGA is being updated and modernized to best serve Albertans for decades to come. Part of this has been conducting extensive public consultations. From February to April of 2014, sessions were held across the province to gain insight from stakeholders on how to improve the MGA. The results of the consultations are on the MGA Review public consultation website.
The current MGA is one of Alberta’s largest pieces of legislation, containing 18 parts and more than 650 sections. The MGA provides the governance model for cities, towns, villages, municipal districts, specialized municipalities, and other forms of local government. It lays the foundation for how municipalities operate, how municipal councils function, and how citizens can work with their municipalities.
- planning and development; and
- assessment and taxation.