About Rocky View 2020

We are a pro-business landowner advocacy group that believes in property rights, free enterprise principles, and common sense. We believe landowners should have a say in what happens on their land and we believe the autonomy of local government is important.

We are landowners, homeowners, developers, builders, former elected officials, and other service providers who care deeply about the future of Rocky View County. An inclusive group, we encourage others who share our vision to become part of shaping a great future for Rocky View County.

We believe Rocky View’s regional role will be of increasing importance as Calgary and Alberta grow. How we accommodate growth and adapt to changing market trends and desires will be critical to enhancing lifestyle and economic value.

We believe innovative ideas and exceptional leadership can deliver the progressive, sustainable, vibrant future that current and future residents aspire to enjoy. Click here to view our mission and vision.

 

Our History

We first gathered when the draft Rocky View County Plan was released in 2013. We had been concerned for some time that a  well-organized and highly vocal minority of people were shaping an unsustainable Rocky View County that would negatively impact property values and taxes, and we wanted to do our part to ensure all the facts were on the table in regional and local land-use decisions.

Our group grows with every meeting and we now have hundreds of members. Our monthly meetings at the Balzac Hall (on hold currently due to COVID-19) are very well attended and we cover important local and regional issues.

We are pleased that a new County Plan is being developed replacing the very prescriptive plan that limited opportunities to provide sound investment and amenities for the residents and families in Rocky View.

The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) will guide growth and development for the future of Rocky View and we are supportive of the current administration and Council’s decision to re-write the plan and make it more user friendly and less restrictive. We believe it is Rocky View Council that should determine the future for residents in Rocky View and not the big brother next door in Calgary.

We are extremely concerned with the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) and its anti-competitive, property rights quashing nature. Mandated by the NDP, this board strips rural governments and their residents of the ability to make decisions on their future and hands decision making power to urban municipalities and in particular the bureaucrats and tall foreheads of Calgary City Hall. We are working diligently to inform and educate the UCP on the dangers of this Board to rural Alberta and encourage all members to help us deliver this message. We believe this unelected central planning behemoth Board should be eliminated.