What is next for Chestermere after multiple councilors and senior staff got dismissed? 

At the beginning of the month, the provincial government fired four elected officials and three senior staff with the City of Chestermere. This was after a long investigation by the province early last year into how the city was being operated. 

As it stands, Pat Vincent is the interim Chief Administration Officer (CAO).

A byelection is expected to take place early next year. However, before that happens, there will be a second inspection of the municipality concerning its finances. 

"The deputy minister and assistant deputy minister will have a public meeting in Chestermere when the financial operations report is released. Following the presentation of that report is when there will be a byelection, meaning that the election could happen sometime before April," said Vincent. 

An interim budget has been passed for 2024.

"The minister said the final budget and the setting of the 2024 tax rates should be done by locally elected officials, not by an appointed official administration." 

The final financial review of the city will be looked at from October 2021 to December 4, 2023. 

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