CITIZENS for a BETTER COALDALE


Petition for a Municipal Inspection

Our petition has concluded and has been sent off to Alberta Municipal Affairs. We needed 20% of the population of Coaldale and far exceeded that. With your help we collected 2334 signatures! That is more people than voted in Coaldale's 2017 Municipal Election, which is quite a milestone. For the purposes of the petition to meet legal requirements we required 1738 signatures. We hope Mayor & Council realize the citizens of Coaldale want more transparency, input, and accountability regarding multi-million dollar projects.

A municipal inspection is done by an independent examiner, assigned by the Provincial Minister of Alberta Municipal Affairs to investigate the concerns of residents, and provides an evaluation along with any recommendations for improvements if needed.

A municipal inspection can be triggered either by Town Council voluntarily agreeing to the inspection, or by a petition to Alberta Municipal Affairs, signed by at least 20% of the town's population.


How will a municipal inspection help Coaldale?click here

We recently requested a Municipal Inspection to Coaldale Town Council. Despite the Town receiving hundreds of letters of support for our request, most of the Councillor’s did not want Alberta Municipal Affairs looking into how the Town has been conducting business and voted against supporting a Municipal Inspection. The Town could have used the Municipal Inspection as a community dispute-resolution opportunity since it will providing valuable recommendations for improvements that our citizens group strives for, as well potentially vindicate town council, clearing any alleged clouds of wrongdoing.


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Mission Statement


Our mission is to advocate for the citizens of Coaldale by creating awareness and demanding responsible transparent governance supported by constructive dialogue and open communication between our town council and residents.

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It is your turn to be heard

We have put together a brief survey to see where YOU think The Town of Coaldale should be putting their priorities and how they should be spending your hard earned tax dollars on projects.

Thank you for everyone who took the time to complete the survey and share what is important to you. 


Watch the CTV Lethbridge News from July 15, 2020. The Citizens for a Better Coaldale group was interviewed regarding the Coaldale Civic Square and Town Office. Our interview is featured starting at 12:28 in the video. You can forward to this part of the news after their advertisements are done playing.

Project Spotlight

Read the July 15th CTV News article on the Coaldale proposed new Civic Square and Town Office


Read the CTV News articleclick here - opens in a new tab

The massive new Town office & square

Did you know that the town is planning on spending several million to build a massive town office and town square? As a taxpayer I question the need for this and wonder why there has been so much behind the scenes work planning with no public input.
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Coaldale Census 2019

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Who is running the town?

The Town of Coaldale is run by the Mayor and 6 Councillors. They provide direction to the CAO to implement their vision. In addition there are several Directors that oversee various departments. Click on their links to learn more.

Have you ever wanted to contact them? At the last council meeting before the summer break one of the Councillors commented that it would be nice if citizens knew how to contact them.  Many people don't realize that you can reach out to the Councillors online. If you have questions or concerns it is important to let the town know. This is one tool that you can use.

Use the link below to be redirected in a new tab to their contact a Councillor form on the Town of Coaldale's website.

Mayor & Council Contact Form
Kim Craig was first elected to Council in 2004 and was first elected as Mayor in 2007.

Does the Citizens for a Better Coaldale group represent how you feel about our town?


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