What's New?

There's always lots going on in our County.  Here are some issues that affect us all.

July 22, 2020

On July 15th, the judge released his decision on the sanctions against Councillors Hanson, Kissel and Wright.  In his ruling, he set aside (threw out) all the sanctions.  You can read the decision here.

The judge concluded that there was not one but two solid...

July 2, 2020

Provincial changes to municipal election rules not in favour of average residents, rather those entities with deep pockets who want to "buy" elections

June 20, 2020

The deadline for completing the survey on the draft Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is Sunday, June 21st.  You can access the survey here.

Our overall reaction to the draft MDP, which will replace the current County Plan, is that most of its principles are solid and co...

June 12, 2020

Council approves new off-site levies in appalling public hearing process.

June 8, 2020

The revised off-site levy bylaws are on Council’s June 9th.  The majority on Council believes that levy costs are a significant deterrent to new development in Rocky View and expect that lowering levies will attract new development to Rocky View.  As a result, the levi...

June 3, 2020

The key decisions from Rocky View’s May 26th virtual council meeting were:

·         Deferring indefinitely $226,206 in Transportation Offsite Levies for Harmony

·         Tabling the proposed ASP for East Highway 1 corridor...

April 17, 2020

As we noted in an earlier post, the County is pushing full steam ahead with a number of initiatives.  Another important one is potential changes to the electoral boundaries and the County’s governance structure.  The County has an on-line survey that is open until Wedn...

April 9, 2020

Although the County has cancelled a couple of Council meetings and a number of committee meetings as part of its pandemic shut-down, there are a number of initiatives that are pushing full steam ahead, including the County’s proposal to change Rocky View’s status from...

March 13, 2020

We reported in earlier updates about the sanctions that the judge would provide his decision by early March. However, as reported in CountyNews Online, that decision has been delayed.  

During the January 22nd hearing, Hanson, Kissel and Wright’s law...

January 31, 2020

We have heard back from the Minister of Municipal Affairs about the petition. While it isn't good news, we can't say we are all that surprised.  Minister Madu has decided not to come in and do an inspection. The Ministry is always reluctant to step in unless they are f...

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