What are growth management boards and how do they benefit citizens?
Alberta’s recently updated Municipal Government Act mandates new Growth Management Boards for Edmonton and Calgary. What are Growth Management Boards? They’re comprised of non-voluntary representatives from neighbouring municipalities who plan for the long-term sustainability and growth of their region.
Helping Albertans understand Growth Management Boards is the focus of our video, “Growing Together.” It explains how the new board for the Calgary Region, the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB), will create our growth plan, and a servicing plan, by January 2021. They’ll examine:
- land-use planning
- infrastructure investment
- economic planning
- housing affordability
As a community, we’re all concerned with how councils determine growth. The video communicates the real value of the plans: to ensure all growth is collaborative and well managed.
The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board, or CMRB, consists of 10 elected mayors or reeves in surrounding areas. These include: Airdrie, Calgary, Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore, Rocky View County, Municipal District of Foothills, and a part of Wheatland County. To learn more about projected growth, the Growth Management Boards’ mandates and more, check out our article here.