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    Anyone else terrified with Edmonton and Calgary looking at creating their own charters? Let's face it, this means one thing - the ability for each city to create their own taxes separate from the Feds and provincial government. Vancouver already does this with an extra 11 cents i believe on gas. Many cities in the US have their own sales taxes as well.



    http://www.alberta.ca/city-charters.aspx

  • #2
    It will change the way municipal elections work I bet. More people will vote for whoever promises them enough services and fun for the least amount of promised taxes. It could be dangerous but it could also be a good way to get people more involved in what is going on at the municipal level, which in a lot of ways is the one that affects each of us the most.

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    • #3
      If the city wants it's own charter, then it had better be held to a higher standard then it is now, wrt to items such as pay increases, cost containment, transparency , efficiency , accountability. same old, same old will not cut it anymore.

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      • #4
        City charters still to come

        Other regulations released in draft form Monday include changes to the amount of infrastructure developers can be required to pay for in new areas and how that is calculated, how disagreements between municipalities in Alberta will be resolved, and how complaints about property tax assessments are handled.

        In a newsletter update to interested parties, Municipal Affairs Minister Shaye Anderson said two final regulations are expected to be released “in the coming months.”

        That release is expected to include the city charters, which will outline a new relationship for the province and its two major cities.

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        Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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        • #5
          City Charter announcement tomorrow at the Leg...


          Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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          • #6
            ie. Big City Charter is coming our way.

            Grants for cities

            At the same time, Edmonton will see an immediate drop in its general infrastructure grant – the Municipal Sustainability Initiative – to offset the eventual increase for transit.

            That’s a grant that pays for everything from roads to recreation centres.

            Edmonton got $165 million in the 2017 calendar year, $190 million in the 2018 calendar year. The grant will drop by $61 million in the coming year and hold at that lower figure until a new deal is negotiated.

            Provincial officials say in the future, they will give municipalities a portion of provincial revenue, negotiating a formula cities can count on. That process is underway.

            http://edmontonjournal.com/news/poli...balanced-books


            Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

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            • #7
              I am looking forward to what this actually contains...because right now all I hear is conjecture...
              President and CEO - Airshow.

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              • #8
                Will this be complete before the next election? The NDP seem to be doing nothing to move this forward.

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