For Immediate Release / November 9, 2021

New City Council Meets with Local MLAs to Discuss Priorities

On November 9, 2021, St. Albert’s newly elected City Council met separately with local MLAs Marie Renaud and Associate Minister Dale Nally. During the meetings, the MLAs and Council held productive discussions regarding the City’s intergovernmental priorities and how they could work together to support province-wide recovery, and positive outcomes for St. Albert residents and businesses.

The primary topics of discussion were common areas of interest including the upcoming Provincial Budget and the potential to drive investment and economic activity moving forward. The City of St. Albert values the collaborative approach it has established with its local MLAs and the Government of Alberta. This partnership has produced significant benefits to the city, region, and province over the past few years through infrastructure improvements and job creation. Building on this positive relationship is a key priority moving forward.

During the meetings, St. Albert City Council shared their three areas of focus for the upcoming 2022-2023 Provincial Budget that will help to stimulate an inclusive and effective recovery:

  • Affordable housing funding and partnership opportunities; 
  • Transportation and infrastructure funding, including maintaining commitments to the Ray Gibbon Drive cost-sharing agreement; and,
  • Establishment of the Local Government Fiscal Framework allocation formula. 

“Our Council is committed to working collaboratively with the Government of Alberta to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for our city and our province,” says St. Albert Mayor Cathy Heron. “We look forward to ongoing meetings throughout Council’s term of office, where we can maintain and enhance the positive working relationships we have with our local MLAs, for the betterment of our entire community”

For more information on St. Albert City Council, visit the City website at stalbert.ca
 

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