For many years now, Rocky View County has followed the principles of sound regional planning. We’ve worked with our many neighbouring cities, towns, districts, and counties to avoid conflicts and to take advantage of any opportunities that co-operation can bring.
Any disputes between municipalities have always been managed through a process detailed in the Municipal Government Act. From the County’s perspective, the process works well, but the new Government of Alberta has indicated they intend to implement a mandatory regional growth management board to centrally control planning and development decisions in all municipalities in the Calgary region.
The County has provided feedback to the Province outlining our position that a mandatory growth management board is not necessary to effectively deal with regional issues and has also offered feedback should the Province choose to move forward.
You can view Rocky View County’s submission to the Province below:
Rocky View County will continue to express our views to the Province to ensure that any move towards growth management boards reflects and respects the needs of all municipalities.