Calgary Regional Partnership outreach to rural municipalities
Timeline of Calgary Regional Partnership outreach to rural municipalitiesOn November 19, 2010The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) voted unanimously to invite the rural communities toparticipate, at the staff level, on key project technical committees. This was viewed as the first step inre-engaging with the rural municipalities.January 21, 2011 – CRP Executive Leadership retreatWith respect to the rural municipalities, CRP agreed together that:The Partnership will work with each rural municipality to see where the Calgary Metropolitan Plan(CMP) would need to be clarified and/or modified to address concerns.January to April 2011CRP reached out to the rural municipalities to let them know that the Partnership is committed to re-engaging and working toward a mutually acceptable solution that meets the needs of the ruralmunicipalities, while upholding the fundamental principles of the CMP.June 29, 2011Representatives from the Municipal District of Foothills and Rocky View County attended the CRPGeneral Assembly in the Town of Crossfield.July 6, 2011The MD of Foothills, Rocky View County and Wheatland County, met with CRP at Calgary Municipal Hall.Each rural municipality presented their current issues, concerns and ideas.October to December 2011CRP develops potential options and amend to Calgary Metropolitan PlanThe Calgary Regional Partnership developed a number of proposed options and potential amendmentsto the Calgary Metropolitan Plan in order to satisfy the expressed concerns of the rural municipalities.February 22, 2012CRP met with Rocky View County and the MD of Foothills. CRP put forward a number of proposals toaddress each of the issues and concerns outlined by the rural municipalities. The proposals were notaccepted. CRP respected the rural municipalities’ position and informed them that they were always
welcome to come back to the Partnership should they had any solutions to their issues and concernswith the Metropolitan Plan.March 16, 2012CRP decided to move forward to amend the Metropolitan Plan. The Partnership sent a letter to theMinister of Municipal Affairs to update him on the current situation. Furthermore, the CRP decided tomove forward with their proposed amendments to address the rural municipalities concerns with thelong-term view that the rural municipalities may come back to the Partnership.June 21, 2012The Calgary Regional Partnership unanimously approved new improved and amended CMP at theirGeneral Assembly. Rural municipalities of Rocky View and MD of Foothills were in attendance.