Red Deer City Council passed a resolution that will share 50 per cent of the costs associated with road closures in the downtown related to special event permits. This is contingent on approval during the operating budget review in January 2020.
Under the new resolution, the maximum amount of the fee waived for a single event is $2,500. Fee waivers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis up to an accumulated total of $27,000. The funding would be available in 2020 and carried into 2021, if funds remain.
“This decision is in line with The City’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan’s objective of Red Deer being an economic leader and hub with a revitalized downtown,” said Erin Stuart, Inspections and Licensing Manager, “Local events and festivals play an important role in achieving this objective and enhancing the vibrancy and quality of life within Red Deer and encouraging citizen engagement.”
This resolution will promote and sustain events in the downtown core and thereby enhance relationships among businesses, social agencies, residents and the general public.
Following 2021, this program will be evaluated to determine future recommendations.
For more information, please contact:
Inspections & Licensing Manager
The City of Red Deer