Red Deer Minute: Secret Meetings, Land Use, and E-Scooters Keep Rolling Out

Red Deer Minute: Secret Meetings, Land Use, and E-Scooters Keep Rolling Out


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • We’re heading into a steady week at City Hall with three meetings scheduled, starting with a City Council Regular Meeting scheduled for today at 1:30 pm. At this meeting, Council will begin in camera (in secret) to discuss a legal matter, they come back to discuss an amendment to a municipal land bylaw, as well as hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to a land-use bylaw. The rest of the meeting (another 3 hours) will plunge back into secrecy, as the city discusses an internal human resource matter.

  • Council will continue with another City Council Regular Meeting on Tuesday, picking up right where they left in camera (in secret) discussing a human resource matter. They will then revert to an open meeting where they will appoint a new interim City manager. They will also give a first reading to two land use bylaw amendments.

  • Finally, Wednesday brings a reprieve from all the secrecy with a meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission at 9 am. At this meeting, Council will review a subdivision application for 38024 Range Road 270. The next Municipal Planning Commission Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 28th at 9:30 am.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • E-scooters have become a familiar sight around Red Deer streets. Bird, Link, Neuron, Roll, and Spin collectively have brought 1,000 rental e-scooters into Red Deer, with plans to make it 1,500 by later this summer. What do you think of more e-scooters on Red Deer’s streets? The future of transportation or just another distracting fad?

  • Despite the province announcing we're officially open for summer, candidates said COVID-19 challenges still linger and are expected to continue into the upcoming municipal election. Fewer opportunities to meet face-to-face leaves candidates to come up with innovative solutions to get their message out to the voters.

  • A Heat & Smoke Warning was issued last week for Red Deer and many other parts of central Alberta as much of the province continued to see hotter than normal temperatures and smoke from the wildfires in B.C moved eastward throughout the province.



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