Examining Municipal Government Models from the Alberta Perspective

The study is intended to provide AAMDC members with a resource to participate in discussions about Alberta’s municipal government structures, as there has been considerable commentary during the past year regarding regionalizing municipal government. The study examines several municipal models in jurisdictions across Canada and the United States, as well as Alberta’s municipal district and specialized municipality structure. Each model is evaluated based on a number of criteria that contribute to a municipality’s effectiveness.




AAMDC AUMA Citizen Engagement Social Media Resource Guide

Citizen engagement serves an important role for gathering feedback and advising residents of municipal initiatives and decisions. Social media has challenged traditional engagement practices and to prepare municipalities for enhanced citizen engagement, the AAMDC and AUMA released a Social Media Resource Guide for municipal citizen engagement in January 2015.





Apples to Apples: Rural Finance in Alberta

Want to know more about linear taxation and why it is vital for rural municipalities? 
Check out AAMDC’s
Apples to Apples report that looks at the current state of rural municipal finances to determine if the current taxation system can support the long-term financial viability of rural municipalities. The report highlights expenses, not just revenue, which must be considered in any discussion of municipal finances. 



Got Gravel? Securing Gravel for Rural Municipalities

Competition for gravel in Alberta is high because of the significance of its use in the construction and maintenance of both public and private sector infrastructure. The approaches recommended are cooperative, enabling the public, government and commercial interests to be met. Implementing the recommendations made in this report set the stage for better aggregate management in Alberta, specifically for the identification and allocation of strategic reserves to accommodate future public works needs.



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