The City of Chestermere is preparing to fight the Government of Alberta over the potential dismissal of their mayor, council and city staff. 

This is after an investigation by the provincial government was launched in May 2022 against the governance of the city.

It found 25 instances of mismanagement and another 17 legislative infractions.

In the inspection report that was made, it was noted strong division within the city council, improper and irregular treatment of staff by councillors, and the departure of 62 employees during the timeframe of the review.

A list of a dozen directives was issued for Chestermere City Council to complete, and an official administrator was put in place to monitor the situation.

Reportedly, Minister Ric McIver has now provided notice he intends to fire the mayor, city council, and all three chief administrative officers in the city.

The city will fight the decision using part of its $6 million surplus to fund the legal battle.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs did not provide a timeline as to when a decision would be made.

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