Petitions

Petitions are a way to express public opinion to Strathcona County Council.  They are written requests that are organized and signed by electors within Strathcona County or by owners who would be liable to pay the local improvement tax.  Once validated, a petition can be used to request that Council take action on a particular issue. The rules for preparing and filing petitions are set out in sections 219-226 of the Municipal Government Act

There are three types of petitions used in Strathcona County:

  • A formal petition for a public vote on a bylaw
  • An informal petition also known as a statement of position
  • A local improvement petition

The content supplied on this page is intended to provide general information regarding petitions and is not a replacement for consulting the relevant legislation or obtaining legal advice.

Petition for a public vote on a bylaw

Electors may petition for a new bylaw, or to amend or repeal an existing bylaw.  The subject matter of the petition must be within Council’s power.

The following forms are meant to be used as templates and are not a replacement for consulting the legislation or obtaining legal counsel:

Informal petition or statement of position 

An informal petition, or statement of position, can be used to express a public opinion to Council.  They cannot oblige Council to take action, but they can be a useful tool to indicate a public concern.  There are no legislative requirements regarding statements of position, but the guidelines provided in the FAQ below will help ensure that your concern is easily understood by Council and Administration.

Local improvement petition

Local improvement projects are defined in the Municipal Government Act as projects which are beneficial to an area of a municipality and are paid for by an imposed tax to the benefiting area.  Owners may petition for or against local improvement projects.  The rules for preparing and filing a local improvement petition are set out in section 222-226 and 392 of the Municipal Government Act.

The following forms are meant to be used as templates and are not a replacement or consulting the legislation or obtaining legal counsel:

Petition FAQs

Contact information:

Jacqueline Roblin, Manager, Legislative Services
Phone: 780-464-8157
Fax: 780-464-8194
Email: jacqueline.roblin@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Thursday, December 05, 2019
Page ID: 37643