Public Participation

Public participation is any process that involves the public in problem solving or decision-making and uses public input to help make decisions. It promotes sustainable decision-making by providing participants with the information they need to be involved in a meaningful way, and it communicates to participants how their input affects the decision.

There are four areas where we require public participation and where you can meaningfully contribute:

  • Policies
  • Planning
  • Projects and initiatives
  • Service level changes

The City of Red Deer’s public participation program is guided by the International Association of Public Participation’s (IAP2) principles, and Council has adopted the IAP2 Public Participation Spectrum as a tool for determining the appropriate level of public participation.

Corporate Policies

Public Hearings

A Public Hearing is City Council’s opportunity to hear from anyone who is affected by a proposed bylaw.

Employee in discussion with resident at Let's Talk

Open Houses

The City of Red Deer holds Open Houses and Public Meetings to solicit feedback on a number of subjects.

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