Intervention a Go!
Just got off the phone with Municipal Affairs confirming a rumour I heard today that the Minister for Municipal Affairs Doug Griffiths has granted the Crowsnest Ratepayers Association’s request for provincial intervention into the management of our municipality. They verbally confirmed this to me as true and factual and will be sending me something in writing to that effect shortly.
A victory of sorts for the Ratepayers and for all those 2,500 residents who signed the petition (myself included) wanting intervention and an investigation into how our mayor, council and administration have been (mis)managing our municipal business here in the Pass.
For more information on this the Ratepayers will be having a general meeting tomorrow. Everyone is invited and you don’t have to be a member.
Crowsnest Ratepayers Meeting
Wednesday, December 5/12
Otherwise, I will keep you posted as more information becomes available to me.
There is strength in numbers!
UPDATE: 4:50 p.m.
Well, it’s official. A Public Affairs Officer with Municipal Affairs confirmed to me personally by telephone and email the following:
“I can confirm that a petition submitted by eligible electors within the municipality of Crowsnest Pass asking the Minister of Municipal Affairs to conduct an inspection has been deemed sufficient. Timelines to conduct the inspection have not yet been set.”
In addition, Minister Doug Griffiths, I’ve been told, stood up today in the Legislature in Edmonton and informed the House of his decision.
UPDATE: 6:12 p.m.
News Release: Mayor and Council Welcome Minister’s Involvement
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