What role do you see for commercial / industrial development in Rocky View?
What factors are relevant in deciding the appropriateness of proposed commercial / industrial development in Rocky View?
Industrial / Commercial development is to be in alignment with the County's Strategic Plan, Regional Plans, and driven by the County's Business Plan according to our Muncipal Development Plan, and various Area Structure Plans. A pull, not a push from random landowners outside of ASP's.
What factors do you consider important when Council considers land-use applications?
What methods should residents / landowners hav to influence Administration's recommendations to Council, and Council's decision making?
In addition to the listed options, based on my experience this past 4-years, I believe the County needs to build in-house technical expertise, or have ability to review the technical work of applicant for significant proposals, i.e. large-scale regionally significant development, or resource extraction.
This applies as well to the next 2 questions.
For these general categories of issues, how much input from residents / landowners would you expct to be considered?
Do you support including fees with land-use applications to cover costs for County Administration to undertake third-party reviews of technical documents and / or to fund resident participation the the public hearing process?
Do you support Rocky View County participating in regional planning that emphasizes fiscal and environment sustainability fo rthe broader Calgary Region?
How do you believe Council should communicate with taxpayers / constituents?
Also to consider would be monthly or quarterly local newsletters like SPFAS Park Patter.
Currently the RVC website does not support this style of Councillor update.
Do you believe that all views should be heard and respected before Council makes its decisions?
Is there a role for dissenting opinions on Council?
How would you resolve disputes between Councillors?
Personally have tried all four. the past 4-years. What is missing is stronger leadership earlier on in a dispute, to move the group closer towards a consensus that everyone can live with. Perhaps County investment in training for Councillors to develop / grow these soft skills would reap a huge reward.
Are you willing to disclose the source of your campaign funds prior to elect day, and how will you provide that information for public disclosure?
Personal website. Daily updates possible on websites. With short campaign period, donations may happen right up to the end date.
What is your vision for Rocky View County?
Check out the County's Strategic Plan. Nature abhors a vacuum, and I assumed a leadership position in supplying input throughout our facilitated process, and working with County business analysts with wording tweaks for the final drafts Council approved. Consider it my "consensus" vision for the County.
How do you see Rocky View County change ove teh next 10 to 20 years?
What relevant experience would you bring to Rocky View County?
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