What is a Petition?
Petitions are used to express public opinion to Edmonton City Council. A petition is a written request signed by electors of the City of Edmonton which is presented to City Council. Petitions that meet all the legislative requirements can be used to request City Council take action on a specific issue.
How do I communicate my views to City Council?
You may prepare and forward:
- Petition seeking a Public Vote on a Bylaw
- Petition for a vote of the Electors on Advertised Bylaws or an Advertised Resolution of Council
- Local Improvement Expressions of Interest and Petitions
- Petition seeking or opposing the establishment of a Business Improvement Area
- General correspondence to Council
What is an Elector?
An elector is a person who is qualified to vote in a municipal election according to the Local Authorities Election Act, R.S.A. 2000, c. L-21.
- is at least 18 years old
- is a Canadian citizen
- has resided in Alberta for the six (6) consecutive months preceding the date on which the petition is signed, and
- resides in Edmonton when he or she signed the petition