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Foothills County and the Draft CMRB Growth Plan

"Call to Action"

We are putting out a “call to action” asking landowners to engage in the process and also to contact their MLAs with concerns about this plan and the impact on rural municipalities.

The Province has mandated that Foothills be a part of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board and that the Board create a growth plan and servicing plan. Foothills has been diligently working with the other members of the Board in good faith towards developing these plans.

The current draft growth plan is of great concern to Foothills County because it:  

  • Shuts the door on rural opportunity;
  • Limits economic development for rurals;
  • Creates red tape and economic uncertainty;
  • Involved insufficient public engagement;
  • Is biased against rural municipalities creating an unlevel playing field;
  • Will cost taxpayers money.

Foothills has repeatedly made requests for changes to the plan, which have generally been ignored.


Read: Reeve Oel's message to Foothills County Residents


Call to Action:

The final round of public engagement closed on April 8th, 2021. The Board is required to submit a plan to the Minister of Municipal Affairs for approval by June 1, 2021. 

To learn more about the plan, please visit the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board's website 

You may also wish to send your concerns to the Minister of Municipal Affairs or your MLA.

For your convenience we have provided some fillable form letters that you can use to send a message to the Minister or your MLA:

Letter to the Honourable Minister of Municipal Affairs, Ric McIver

The Honourable Ric McIver, Minister of Municipal Affairs: minister.municipalaffairs@gov.ab.ca; 310.0000 + 780.427.3744

Letter to the MLA for Highwood,  R.J. Sigurdson

Highwood MLA RJ Sigurdson: Highwood@assembly.ab.ca; 403.995.5488

Letter to the MLA for Livingstone-Macleod, Roger Reid

Livingstone-Macleod MLA Roger Reid: Livingstone.Macleod@assembly.ab.ca; 825.212.2000

Letter to the MLA for Banff-Kananaskis, Mirand Rosin

Banff-Kananaskis MLA Miranda Rosin: Banff.Kananaskis@assembly.ab.ca; 403.609.4509


CMRB in the News:

Okotoks Today Article: "Foothills County call to residents" 

Western Standard Article: "Rural Rebellion against the development plan" 

Okotoks Today Article "Okotoks in support of regional plan"