Red Deer Minute: Photo Radar, Santa Spotted, and Value For Money

Red Deer Minute: Photo Radar, Santa Spotted, and Value For Money


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • It’s going to be relatively quiet this week at City Hall with only one meeting scheduled. It's likely, but not certain, that this will be the last meeting of the year.

  • That one meeting will be a meeting of the Public Art Commission on Wednesday. No agenda or even meeting time has yet been posted, though, which is becoming a worrying trend. It's important that information about meetings is available to the public in advance, not just after the fact.

  • A series of mixed portraits by Red Deer artist Susan Delaney is currently on display at the Viewpoint Gallery. The strongly autobiographical exhibit will feature acrylic and mixed-media portraits on canvas, wood, and paper. Delaney says much of her work reflects people - mostly herself and the women in her family.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • On Monday, Council received a report outlining a Value for Money Review of the City of Red Deer’s culture, recreation and parks service areas. The Value for Money report identified 20 opportunities for service improvements ranging from a review of current services and fees, additional revenue-generating opportunities, and broader strategic planning. We're not convinced "additional revenue-generating opportunities" should count as value for money, but the full report is available on the City's website.

  • Alberta Transportation announced new rules intended to discourage photo radar speed traps. Safety, not revenue generation, tops the list of four new guiding principles for automated traffic enforcement laid out by the Province. Acting Municipal Policing Services Manager, Peter Puszka, expects fewer radar locations in the city once the Province's new rules are officially rolled out in April.

  • Santa Claus is once again coming to Red Deer! Transit riders were treated to a glimpse of Santa Claus and his right-hand elf on the city sleigh. The Santa Bus began on Friday and Saint Nick will be making an appearance again this coming weekend from 5:45 pm until 7:30 pm. This holiday season marks the event's second anniversary, with the bus doubling its routes. Red Deerians can follow Santa’s adventures through the MyBus website or by downloading the app.



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