Skip to page body Home About GP City Government Residents Business Visitors I Want To...


If you have a question about a bylaw, policy, or procedure, please contact the City at 780-538-0300 or email

Bylaws, Policies, and Procedures Explained:

Definitions Examples

Bylaws are laws created by the City. They are enforced by Peace Officers or Development Officers. Bylaws in Alberta are created generally under the authority of the Municipal Government Act (Alberta).


To pass bylaws, Council must give them Three Readings (three separate approvals) at Council meetings. The public is encouraged to provide input.


The Traffic Bylaw C-1166, regulates traffic in the City. This includes speed limits and dangerous goods routes.

Policies provide overarching standards for decision making and operations within local government. They are not typically enforceable by law, but they can help an organization operate consistently. Policies are approved by Council.


The City has established a Fees and Charges Policy 201 to make sure fees and charges for City-operated public recreation facilities are fair.

Procedures are series of interrelated steps that are taken by City staff to implement a policy.

Procedures are approved by the City Manager.

Policy 202 makes sure ice time at City-operated arenas is distributed fairly to users. To help City staff follow this policy and act consistently, Procedure 202-2 exists.
Last updated: 10/28/2015 1:58:52 PM