County Plan gets feedback
In the month since its launch on June 12, more than 500 Rocky View residents have participated in the County Plan project.
The first stage of the project is a survey, which will be used to guide Rocky View development and services for the next decade and shape decisions on transportation, environment, housing, agriculture and development.
“Rocky View’s residents have made the launch of the County Plan project a great success by participating in the survey… and (telling) us what their top priorities are,” said County Reeve Rolly Ashdown.
The majority of respondents completed the survey online. Several residents have also spoken with County ambassadors at community events, or filled out the survey at the County office, located in Calgary. In the survey, residents are asked to identify their top five priorities from a list of 10 options including watershed management, roads, protective services and recreation/culture. They are also asked to identify on a map their home and work locations as well as where they shop, recreate or spend significant amounts of their spare time.
“I am pleased with the positive response our County ambassadors have received from the public when they talk to residents at community events,” said Richard Barss, County Plan project manager. He added there is still time for residents to have their voices heard before the survey concludes at the end of August.
County ambassadors will be in Springbank and Irricana on July 28, and at the gas station at the intersection of highways 22 and 567 north of Cochrane on July 29 to do the survey. The results of the survey will be posted in late September. After that the public engagement process will move into the next phase. The County Plan will conclude in June 2013.
To participate in the survey, or for more information including where County ambassadors will be each week, visit www.rockyview.ca/countyplan or call 403-230-1401.