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[Release Date: 2023-11-02]
Chestermere City Council Committed to Legal Battle with Municipal Affairs
In a resounding display of commitment to Chestermere, City Council has pledged its full support to engage in a legal battle against Municipal Affairs.
CAO’s Act with City Authority Following the application for a judicial review, Chestermere City Council firmly expressed their solidarity with the Chief Administrative Officers (CAOs) in their pursuit of legal action against the Municipal Affairs during the October 31st Council Meeting. This resolute endorsement stems from the belief that CAOs possess the necessary latitude and authority to act in the best interests of their municipalities.
Financial Backing for Success
To underscore their backing of this important legal pursuit, the City Council authorized the use of unused budgeted funds from the 2023 budget. The City expects another great year with a surplus of $6 million. This financial commitment ensures that Chestermere is well-prepared to navigate any legal challenges that may arise.
Mayor Colvin stated,
“Our city’s future is of paramount importance to us, and the City Council’s decision to support the CAO’s legal action underscores our dedication to protect the interests of Chestermere and its residents. We believe in upholding the principles of local governance, and this decision demonstrates our unwavering commitment to ensuring that Chestermere continues to thrive and prosper.”
This resolution by City Council serves as a testament to their commitment to the well-being of the community. By empowering the CAO to take necessary legal actions and allocating budgetary resources for this endeavor, the Council is determined to safeguard the city’s interests and secure a prosperous future. The City Council remains steadfast in its commitment to work tirelessly on behalf of the people of Chestermere and looks forward to a positive resolution that will further strengthen the City’s foundation.
Despite the completion of the directives from Municipal Affairs, the City is expecting to ramp up the court case opposing the premise of the inspection, the subsequent Cuff Report, the continued interference and cover up by Municipal Affairs, as well as continue to request the removal of the Official Administrator.