New Advertising Bylaw will support statutory advertising
Spruce Grove City Council has passed a new Advertising Bylaw, which will provide flexibility in how proposed bylaws, resolutions, meetings, public hearings, and other decisions and actions that are legally required to be advertised can be advertised to the public.
Currently, the City advertises items that are legally required to be advertised in the local newspaper. Under the new Advertising Bylaw, this practice will continue, and the information will also be posted on the City’s website on a Public Notices web page.
This combined approach ensures that residents have access to information through traditional print media, as well as online. All statutory advertisements will be displayed on the City’s website for a minimum of 10 days before the advertised item takes place.
Statutory advertising refers to the public announcement of proposed bylaws, resolutions, meetings, public hearings, and other matters as outlined in section 606 of the Municipal Government Act. Amendments made to the MGA in 2017 empowered municipal councils to enact bylaws that facilitate statutory advertising through various means, including electronic platforms.
The implementation of the Advertising Bylaw reflects the City of Spruce Grove’s dedication to keeping its residents informed about important decisions and announcements. By adopting a multi-channel approach to statutory advertising, the City aims to maximize public awareness and participation in local governance.