Public Hearings

Public Hearings provide an opportunity for members of the public to speak to Council on advertised planning and development matters and other matters as determined by Council. All Public Hearings are held in conjunction with a City Council Meeting.

Upcoming public hearings

Upcoming Public Hearings

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

Process at Public Hearings

The Public Hearing is City Council’s opportunity to hear from anyone who is affected by the proposed bylaw. General rules of conduct when a Public Hearing is held are as follows:

  1. The Chair calls the Public Hearing to order and provides information on how the Public Hearing will be conducted.
  2. Administration introduces the subject matter and Council may ask Administration questions about the subject matter.
  3. Members of the public are invited to speak to the subject matter. The Chair will ask members of public who wish to speak to state their name for the record and spell their name. The speaking time limit is 5 minutes per speaker.
  4. Council may ask questions of the speaker following the speaker’s presentation.
  5. The Chair will call for any additional speakers to make sure everyone wishing to speak has had the opportunity to do so.
  6. Following all presentations from members of public, Council may ask questions to Administration.
  7. The Chair closes the Public Hearing. This ends the opportunity for the public or Administration to provide information on the matter.
  8. The Motion or bylaw on the subject matter of the Public Hearing is presented for Council’s consideration and debate.
  9. Council votes on the matter and the result of the vote is announced.

For further details on Public Hearings, please read the Procedure Bylaw.

Amendments to rezone bylaw ±670 m² of lane northeast of the intersection of 47 Avenue and 53 Street.

Red Deer City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall to consider Road Closure Bylaw 3690/2023 and Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/B-2023. Amendments to rezone bylaw ±670 m² of lane northeast of the intersection of 47 Avenue and 53 Street.

You may view the proposed bylaw(s) here: Road Closure Bylaw 3690/2023 and Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/B-2023 (pdf)

City Council will receive comments from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw and will consider these at the Public Hearing. Council Chambers is Open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend in-person. Public may also participate in this Public Hearing by submitting written comments or by phone in accordance to Schedule E of the Procedure Bylaw (link below)

Written Submission
Members of public wishing to submit written comments on this Public Hearing matter may do so by:

  • Completing and submitting the Public Hearing Submission Form;
  • Emailing your comments to publichearings@reddeer.ca;
  • Dropping off a written copy of your submission at City Hall (4914 48 Avenue) during business hours to the attention of Red Deer City Council c/o Clerk, Legal & Legislative Services; or
  • Mailing your submission to Red Deer City Council c/o Clerk, Legal & Legislative Services, Box 5008, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T4.

Deadline to submit written comments is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Late submissions will not be included in the published Council Agenda. Written comments must be received by the Clerk, Legal & Legislative Services by the deadline in order to be included in the published Council Agenda.

Material(s) submitted for Council’s consideration at the Public Hearing must form part of the public record and will appear on the Council Agenda in the same format that they are received by the Clerk. Personal information will not be redacted. The Clerk may withhold a public submission from the Council Agenda if the Clerk, after consulting legal counsel, concludes the submission contains: hate speech; discriminatory language; or defamatory language.

If you miss the deadline to submit written comments, have additional information to share, or wish to speak directly to Council, you may still participate and provide your comments directly to Council at the Public Hearing over the phone.

Starting May 9, 2022, new Public Hearing procedures are in effect (Schedule E of Procedure Bylaw). Any person who wishes to address Council on this Public Hearing matter may do so for a period of five (5) minutes. The five (5) minutes does not include the time required to answer questions from City Council. Persons addressing Council shall limit their comments to this Public Hearing matter and the recommendations being discussed.

For more information on participation visit the Participation in Public Hearings page.

View the Public Hearing
The Public Hearing and Council’s debate will be live streamed at https://meeting.reddeer.ca.

Questions
If you have questions about the proposed bylaw, please contact Orlando Toews, Senior Planner, at 403-406-8704 or email orlando.toews@reddeer.ca.

If you have questions regarding the use of your submission, participation, or Public Hearing procedures, contact the Clerk at 403-342-8132 or email publichearings@reddeer.ca.