Jefferies seeks third council term

Cindy Jefferies announced this week that she will seek another term as a Red Deer city councillor.

Cindy Jefferies

Cindy Jefferies

Cindy Jefferies announced this week that she will seek another term as a Red Deer city councillor.

Jefferies was first elected to city council in 2004 and re-elected in 2007.

She said some of the highlights of her six years as a councillor have been the decision to move the civic yards, the work she has done on the Greater Downtown Action Plan, the renewal of the Recreation and the Dawe centres, progress on affordable housing and the River Valley and Tributaries Park Concept, which is a plan by the City of Red Deer and Red Deer County to protect river valley areas.

Jefferies, 47, is a full-time councillor and the mother of three sons.

She said in coming years she hopes to do more work on the movement study in the City of Red Deer that is looking at how the city facilitates walking, cycling, transit and vehicle traffic. She said it’s a new approach and how the city in the long term can offer people alternatives for travelling around the city.

Jefferies is also looking forward to the city’s review of neighbourhood standards and design guidelines, which gives developers guidelines for things like road width, how to develop a neighbourhood and the things that the city wants included in neighbourhoods.

Among the council committees she has served on are: the Central Alberta Regional Trails System Committee, the Community Housing Advisory Board, the Intermunicipal Affairs Committee, the Red Deer Appeal and Review Board, and the Red Deer Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.