City to review safety and security

The City of Red Deer will investigate whether improvements can be made in how RCMP, commissionaires, park wardens and bylaw officers conduct public enforcement.

The City of Red Deer will investigate whether improvements can be made in how RCMP, commissionaires, park wardens and bylaw officers conduct public enforcement.

Council endorsed councillor Tara Veer’s notice of motion on Tuesday seeking a report on the roles and responsibilities of municipal staff that look after community safety and security.

One of her hopes is to see safety and security personnel work in conjunction with one another from an economic and operational standpoint.

Once the report is received, civic leaders may consider efficiencies.

“Council will have a subsequent debate where we talk about our approach to safety and security,” Veer said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to come up with strategies to ensure our enforcement in our community is strong and effective.”

Other decisions made on Tuesday include:

• Proposed dog bylaw and policy will be set aside to Monday Sept. 21.

• Council will hold a meeting on Monday Sept. 14 regarding land expropriation matters.

• Council gives first reading to land use bylaw amendment which would remove historical designation to former Arlington Inn building. Public hearing will be held Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.

• Council supports the City of Red Deer managing the Central Alberta Economic Partnership’s request for provincial funding towards a regional transportation strategy.

• Council directs administration to develop a new land use bylaw amendment concerning East Hill Town Centre developments.

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