A petition is a written request signed by citizens and presented to Council. There are three types of petitions:
- A legally binding petition can be used to require Council to take action.
- A local improvement petition can be used to initiate construction projects that benefit a specific residential, commercial or industrial area as opposed to the entire municipality.
- An informal petition, or Statement of Position, can be used to simply to alert Council to some issue of public concern.
This guide provides general information about the requirements for petitions and the sections of the Municipal Government Act that govern the preparation and requirements for petitions.