A great city is the sum of its communities!

                              

Communities First is an Alberta registered society.  Among other things, its goal is to protect and preserve green space.

 
Since its registration in 2013, Communities First has supported the preservation of green space on 6 public issues.  Its participation has ranged from delivering flyers, organizing meetings, developing community resolutions, advising activist groups, managing social media campaigns, and sponsoring full page newspaper ads (four).  Below were the issues:

 

Location

 

 

Issue

 

 

Resolution

Shawnee Slopes

 

Rezoning existing “Recreation Reserve” for commercial development

 

Developer wins,
big loss
for our city

McCall Lake Municipal Golf Course

 

Closure for commercial development

 

McCall kept open,
big win
for our city,
loss for development

Glendale

 

Sale of green space for development

 

Sale blocked,
win for
citizens,
loss for developer

Hillcrest viewpoint

 

Sale of green space for development

 

Sale blocked,
win
for community,
loss for developer

University Heights

 

Encroachment on green space by commercial development

 

To be
determined

Paskapoo slopes

 

Rezoning "Banff-like" area for commercial development

 

Developer wins, disaster for city

Tom Sindlinger is the Secretary of Communities Fitst Society.