Questions for city council candidates
I would like to see potential new Red Deer city councillors and mayor candidates discuss how they would get Valley Park Manor and the Red Deer Nursing Home sites to be used by approaching Alberta Health Services and the provincial government.
The sites are under the responsibility of AHS and have been vacant for four years.
There was a proposal presented to the Riverside Meadows Community Association in the spring of 2013 about Valley Park Manor to be developed as a assisted living facility but that was rejected because the government hasn’t made a decision.
So we need some action to help get more housing for residents who are using hospital beds, to help find ways for everyone to find a home.
Could the Red Deer Nursing Home site have been established as the Native Friendship Centre and housing?
How many people have gone to the City of Red Deer website to see the changes coming to Ross Street and Taylor Drive?
Changes are needed to allow proper pedestrian access on Ross and Taylor The present access is considered unsafe at times. Communication is everything to people paying the taxes. Do you support the new plan? Work on the plan will start soon.
Does the City of Red Deer have an emergency plan for extreme weather for the homeless when the temperature hits -20C plus a windchill in Alberta that could last for more than a day? We are supposed to be a caring city so I hope there is a plan since we no longer have Winter Inn.