As proposed changes to the Municipal Government Act continue to be discussed within government, including the review of linear assessment, the AAMDC has been actively advocating on this issue on behalf of our members.

The AAMDC recently sent a letter and briefing to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Danielle Larivee that outlines the positions of the AAMDC as well as considerations that should inform the linear assessment review.

Minister Larivee has formally responded to the AAMDC and has confirmed that there will be no redistribution of linear assessment from rural Alberta to Calgary, Edmonton, or any other city. The Minister’s letter reiterates, “Linear dollars will stay in rural communities serving rural Albertans.” The Minister indicates that there will be more information to share in the future.

The AAMDC will continue to monitor this issue and pass along any pertinent information as it becomes available.

To view the letter and briefing sent to Minister Larivee, click here.

To view the letter received by the AAMDC from Minister Larivee, click here.

 

Enquiries may be directed to:

Matt Dow
Policy Analyst
780.955.4085

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy and Communications
780.955.4079

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