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

January 28, 2020

A lot has happened in the last two weeks.  For those who care about transparency, fiscal responsibility, and accountability, there’s been a bit of good news, but a lot that has been offensive.

First, the “good” news. The judicial review of the sanctions imposed on...

January 24, 2020

Here's a quick update after yesterday’s judicial review of the sanctions imposed on Councillors Hanson, Kissel and Wright. 

The judge for yesterday’s hearing was the same judge who ruled in the residents’ favour in the judicial review of the county’s approval of the thr...

January 16, 2020

Last October, we filed a code of conduct complaint against Councillor Gautreau.  Council finally dealt with it at its January 14th meeting.  Councillor Gautreau was found to have violated the code of conduct with respect to both issues raised in the complaint.  His pun...

January 16, 2020

On Tuesday, Council passed a motion in a 6:3 vote to “instruct legal counsel to apply to a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta for an order declaring Councillor Samanntha Wright be disqualified from council.”

The majority on council claim that Wright should r...

September 20, 2019

Rocky View residents have become increasingly concerned about the out-of-control majority on Rocky View's Council.  The sanctions on Councillors Hanson, Kissel, and Wright were the last straw.  Since their legal challenge against the sanctions keeps getting delayed, re...

June 24, 2019

Rocky View County’s second press release on the June 11th sanctions suggests that the council majority feels compelled to provide a further spin on their actions “now that the matter has become the subject of public debate.”

Municipal councils rarely impose sanctions on...

June 14, 2019

In a shocking abuse of power, Rocky View Council imposed sanctions against Councillors Hanson, Kissel and Wright.  

The sanctions eliminate these councillors’ access to all Rocky View staff, including their only employee, the CAO Al Hoggan.  They are only allowed to com...

June 5, 2019

On May 28th Council gave final approval to repealing the firearms bylaw.  The motion was introduced on May 14th in an unprecedented manner that not only contravened the Municipal Government Act, but also reneged on Council’s support for McKylor’s February motion to con...

May 9, 2019

The decisions made by the Council majority at their April 30th meeting confirm that the lawless wild west has taken over in Rocky View.  This “no rules” mentality produced a council meeting overflowing with complete disregard for process and decorum.

The April 30th...

May 9, 2019

To top off the April 30th council meeting, the majority threw out the long-promised Aggregate Resource Plan without any meaningful discussion.  Council’s policy subcommittee asked for a councillors’ workshop so all of Council could understand the issues involved in a g...

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