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Bearspaw Development Voted Down

After a lengthy Public Hearing and debate, Rocky View Council voted to refuse the application from Trico Homes for its planned development in Bearspaw. The proposal contained plans for a 350-unit residential community. The original concept plan called for 57 senior’s units and Council felt the 350 proposed units was far too much of an increase in density and the community opposition was clear. There were several questions around servicing, density, transportation, and concerns from the City of Calgary. If you wish to watch the discussion and debate you can do so by clicking here:

https://www.rockyview.ca/meetings-hearings

Process Begins to Hire New CAO

Council went in-camera to discuss a personnel matter and emerged with a discussion about the hiring of a new CAO. Council passed a motion asking the interim CAO to initiate the RFP process of hiring a permanent CAO. Council discussion indicated that the plan is to initiate the process and leave the hiring to the next Council.

Councillor Wright’s Court Date is Here

The long-awaited court date for Councillor Samanntha Wright is finally here. Wright will appear in court tomorrow (May 19th) at 1:00pm. Wright is facing possible expulsion from Council for not paying her property taxes, which is in direct contravention of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) requirements for elected officials. Wright was found to be two years in arrears with her property taxes before paying them when the story became public. Recently, a councillor in the Village of Ryley was forced to step down for not paying their taxes. You can read the article here:

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/ryley-village-councillor-forced-to-step-down-over-unpaid-taxes

Wright is also answering to allegations of pecuniary interest for voting on a land-use decision on her neighbour’s property. And while that would seem questionable enough, Wright’s husband spoke against the neighbour at the public hearing that Wright did not recuse herself from. The court proceedings are scheduled to begin at 1:00pm.

As always, we will do our best to keep you informed on the latest on these issues and others of significance and importance to Rocky View and our region.

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Rocky View 2020

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