How nice it was to attend the pancake breakfast and open house put on by Rocky View County (RVC).
As a lifelong resident of RVC, and a business owner and taxpayer, I appreciate the opportunity to informally chat with the councillors and senior staff who keep the roads paved and cleared, and help to run things smoothly.
It isn’t perfect, that’s for sure, but I’m grateful to live where I do. Like most people in RVC, we watch the tax hikes and controversy in Calgary and count our blessings to be here.
We read and hear about the sanctions imposed on three RVC councillors and must admit there are disagreements on all councils. And, actually, that’s something I noticed at the community breakfast – not one of the three sanctioned councillors attended. That’s really too bad. It would have been a good opportunity to connect with residents and celebrate the spirit of our fine municipality. I guess they had better things to do.
I’m glad my councillor (Dan Henn) and the other five were there. My neighbours and I chatted with them about agriculture, business and even the weather. They’re real people, serving the public, and it’s nice to connect on a human level. We even met CAO Al Hoggan, who was very personable and down to earth.
I think the sanctioned three missed an opportunity to come together and move forward. That’s too bad. But thank you, RVC, for the event. The pancakes and sausage were a bonus.