Policy & Priorities Committee

The former Infrastructure and Operations Committee and the Public Services Committee have now been combined efficiently into one committee, the Policy and Priorities Committee.

2017 Dates, Agendas, & Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes Audio
February 7, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF) Audio - Part 1 (MP3)
Audio - Part 2 (MP3)
March 7, 2017 Agenda (PDF) Audio (MP3)
April 4, 2017 Agenda (PDF)
May 2, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 4, 2017
September 5, 2017
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
View previous years

Role of Committee

  • To investigate complex issues and to provide recommendations for Council’s approval
  • To discuss new initiatives
  • To propose amendments to legislation
  • To hear presentations from the public
  • To consider matters involving the construction, maintenance and operations of infrastructure assets of the County (roads, water, wastewater & stormwater, infrastructure, solid waste sites, County buildings & other facilities).

Membership

  • Reeve and eight Council representatives
  • Councillor Ashdown is Committee Chair
  • Councillor Lowther is Committee Vice-Chair

Term/Expiry

  • Reeve and eight Council representatives for a four-year term

Meetings

  • Approximately 10 meetings per year

Presenting to the Policy and Priorities Committee

The members of the Policy and Priorities Committee are County Councillors, but the meetings are not Council meetings, and Council decisions are not made. The meetings are held to receive information and discuss and explore ideas.

If you would like to bring something to the Committee’s attention that does not require a decision of Council, you can apply to make a presentation. Committee members hear these presentations at their discretion, as time allows.

Examples of presentations that might be accepted by the Committee include those from:

  • not-for-profit organizations about their work in the community, or about recognition for special volunteers;
  • post-secondary institutions or research groups about studies or surveys that might interest the County;
  • resident or community groups about future plans or current activities; or
  • businesses or organizations that wish to apprise Committee members of projects or initiatives that will not require a Council decision.

Examples of what might not be accepted by the Committee include presentations from:

  • developers or land owners wishing to speak to development permits, land use redesignations, or any other planning or development issue that will come before Council for a decision at a later date;
  • individuals or groups with specific local issues (these matters should be taken to the Division Councillor); or
  • individuals or groups wishing to provide technical, legal, or similar information when they possess no relevant qualifications or expertise.

Presentations are strictly limited to 20 minutes, but Committee members may ask questions afterwards.

To request the opportunity to make a presentation, please fill in the Policy and Priorities Committee form below:

You can then either submit this form electronically, or print it and send a paper copy to:

Rocky View County
Attention: Legislative Services
911 32 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB, T2E 6X6

Please make your requests as early as possible—it will take a minimum of 30 days to consider your application, and may take longer if other requests have been received.

If you are placed on the meeting agenda, you must provide Legislative Services with a final copy of any print or visual materials (including PowerPoint or similar slides) at least 14 days before the presentation. Once submitted, changes to this material are not permitted. If changes are needed, your presentation will be rescheduled.

Questions

If you have questions about presenting to the Policy and Priorities Committee contact Rocky View County Legislative Services at 403.520.1184 or 403.520.8197.

Contact

Legislative Services
403.230.1401
legislativeservices@rockyview.ca

911 32 Ave NE
Calgary, Alberta
T2E 6X6

Join a Board or Committee

To apply for a member at large position on a committee or board, submit the Committee Application Form (PDF) along with a current resume.

Vacant positions will be advertised in the local newspaper, and on this website.

Appointment of members to boards and committees takes place at the annual organizational meeting of Council.