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The meetings of the city council are voice recorded since march 2003. When there is a recording of a decision on regulation by the city council, you will find a hyperlink to the website with the voice recordings.


New legislation will be added within five workdays.


All legislation proclaimed by the city council as of 1 January 2005 and later is published on this website.
All general binding regulations of the city council can be found.


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On this website the city of Stadskanaal (The Netherlands) publishes its complete legislation.
Because this legislation is only authorized in Dutch, no English translation will be available.


This is the first website of municipal authority in the Netherlands that complies to WCAG 1.0, conformance level double AAexternal site
Therefore this website is accessible for the disabled.

This is one of four websites external site (16 August 2007) in the Netherlands that officially complies according to priority 1 and 2.

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We aspire that the published legislation exactly corresponds with the official versions on paper.

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