Red Deer Minute: Secret Meetings, Red Tape, and Stage Three Soon

Red Deer Minute: Secret Meetings, Red Tape, and Stage Three Soon


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


This Week In Red Deer:

  • With summer right around the corner, there are four meetings scheduled at City Hall this week, starting with a City Council Regular Meeting and City Council Additional Meeting at 1:30 pm today. A substantial portion of both meetings will be held in secret to discuss Temporary Shelter, a Human Resource matter, union bargaining, and a Community Housing Advisory Board recommendation.

  • There will also be a City Council Regular Meeting at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, which will also involve secret discussions on a land matter and exploration of potential annexation, followed by public discussions on regional collaboration and a local improvement bylaw.

  • Finally, on Wednesday at 9:00 am, there will be a meeting of the Municipal Planning Commission to discuss several development issues.


Last Week In Red Deer:

  • Alberta hit the 70% first-dose target that meant that the two-week waiting period before Stage 3 started. Coincidentally, that threshold was hit on June 17th, meaning most provincial restrictions will cease on July 1st. The Province hasn't yet officially clarified what they mean by "most restrictions", so we'll keep you updated.

  • City Council is apparently getting tired of its own rules and regulations slowing down growth and is looking at ways to cut red tape and reduce development costs. Administration's Leading Forward Report has led to several changes to municipal policies, including allowing developers to hire outside contractors, rather than the City themselves, to perform service installations and repairs.

  • Finally, the Cannery Row emergency shelter will likely be staying put, after City administration were unable to find an alternative location for the facility. The service is funded by the province and is operated by the Safe Harbour society. The existing permit was set to expire on September 30th.



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