Red Deer will vote on ward system

Red Deer residents will have a plebiscite on a municipal ward system on the Oct. 21 civic ballot.

Red Deer residents will have a plebiscite on a municipal ward system on the Oct. 21 civic ballot.

In an unusual move, Red Deer council reconsidered a Feb. 4 decision to reject a plebiscite on a ward system on the Oct. 21 civic ballot.

By a vote of 5-3 today, city council agreed to add a question on introducing a ward system.

Councillors Cindy Jefferies, Lynne Mulder and Paul Harris were opposed.

City council directed administration to come back with a report within six weeks outlining the costs, plans and education and awareness strategy.

More to come