Red Deer Minute: Council Returns, Community Housing, and Investigation Costs Climb

Red Deer Minute: Council Returns, Community Housing, and Investigation Costs Climb


Red Deer Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Red Deer politics


This Week In Red Deer:

  • It’s going to be a relatively steady week at City Hall with three meetings scheduled, starting with "Part 2" of last week's City Council Organizational Meeting today at 1:30 pm.

  • A City Council Regular Meeting is also scheduled for today at 1:30 pm (we suspect the matching times are an error, and the Regular Meeting will simply follow the Organizational Meeting). The Regular Meeting will begin in-camera (in secret) before opening to the public so Council can receive a report and recommendations from the Community Housing Advisory Board.

  • On Friday, there will be a meeting of the Emergency Advisory Committee. We can’t say much more about it now, as there is no agenda publicly available yet.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Red Deer's new City Council were, of course, sworn in at City Hall, including new Mayor Ken Johnston, four incumbent Councillors, one returning Councillor from a previous term, and three new faces.

  • The final cost was revealed for a code of conduct investigation from the previous Council term - a crisp $107,000. Despite the hefty price tag, Red Deerians won’t actually get to know anything about the report, as the City is still refusing to name the member of Council involved or even disclose the nature of the offence.

  • The City of Red Deer announced they are accepting applications for new members to join the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board. The board is made up of thirty Central Alberta municipalities and is an impartial, independent body of citizen-members who listen and issue evidence-based decisions on formal complaints from property owners who disagree with the assessed value of their properties within the partnering municipalities. Interested candidates can apply on the City’s website, where applications are open until November 19th, 2021.



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