Public Hearings

A Public Hearing is a process that occurs when a land use is being changed by a bylaw. All Public Hearings are held in conjunction with a City Council Meeting.

The Public Hearing is City Council’s opportunity to hear from anyone who is affected by the proposed bylaw. You can let Council know your opinions on the proposed bylaw in any/ all of the following ways:

  • Submit a letter to be included in the Council agenda. Letters must be submit in advance to the Manager, Legislative Services
  • Attend a Public Hearing and provide your comments
  • Tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Each presentation is limited to 10 minutes

Site Exception Temporary Care Facility (Temporary Shelter) use at 5239 53 Avenue - Bylaw 3357/H-2021

On March 1, 2021, City Council will consider First Reading of Bylaw 3357/H-2021 to amend the Land Use Bylaw for the short term use of a Temporary Care Facility at 5239 53 Avenue.  If Council gives First Reading to the bylaw on March 1, Council will hold a Public Hearing on March 29, 2021 at 6 PM to hear from anyone who believes they are affected by the proposed bylaw.  Following the Public Hearing Council will consider Second and Third Reading (adoption) of the bylaw.  If the bylaw is adopted Council will then consider a Development Permit application for the proposed use.

In March of 2020 the province initiated regulations in response to the COVID 19 Pandemic, including safe separation distances.  Since then this site at the north end of the Cannery Row building has operated as an emergency overnight shelter that provides adequate separation distances for the City’s vulnerable and homeless population.

Under the Land Use Bylaw the shelter is considered a “Temporary Care Facility”, but the current zoning of this parcel, Direct Control District (DC) 28, does not include “Temporary Care Facility” as a use so the proposed bylaw would add it as a use on this site.  The amendment would provide for the continued short term use a shelter on this site.

The bylaw can be viewed at the following locationBylaw 3357/H-2021 - Temporary Care Facility (pdf)

For more information regarding the proposed bylaw contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at or call 403-304-8383.

City Council will receive submissions from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw and will consider these at the Public Hearing to be held on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 6 p.m. If you want your submission included in the Council Agenda, you must submit to by Friday, March 19, 2021.

The Public Hearing and Council’s debate will be live streamed at

Submissions may be made via email to: or regular mail to:

City Council

c/o Manager, Legislative Services

2nd Floor City Hall

Box 5008

Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4

All submissions will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information, please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at

In accordance with Alberta’s Meeting Procedures (COVID-19 Suppression) Regulation which is intended to avoid exposing persons to COVID-19 and in response to physical distancing and regulations related to gatherings, modified Public Hearing Procedures may apply. Contact Legislative Services at for the Public Hearing procedures.