City still wants input for surveys

There’s still time to paint your vision of Red Deer.

There’s still time to paint your vision of Red Deer.

Three surveys — Budget 2015, urban chickens and community amenities — are now available on the city’s website at

Residents are encouraged to fill out the surveys over the next two weeks.

One survey asks residents to identify what community amenities are missing for Red Deer.

“We are asking residents to tell us what spaces and places are missing in Red Deer,” said Charity Dyke, acting director of Communications and Strategic Planning. “As we develop our budget five, 15 and 20 years into the future, are there any facilities, places or buildings we need to plan for that will greatly benefit our community?”

Residents can also tell the city how they would spend their tax dollars.

Chief financial officer Dean Krejci said residents can also tell the city what programs and services they see as priorities for the city, and that will assist city council as it prepares for the 2015 budgets.

The city will host a Budget 2015 open house where residents can learn about the services and programs, how to spend tax dollars and begin to prioritize the list of places and spaces developed by Red Deerians through the amenity consultations.

The open house will be on May 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Festival Hall at the Memorial Centre.

The urban chicken survey asks residents what they think about the pilot project, which allowed registered owners to have up to six chickens in their backyards. It asks whether those surveyed support bylaw regulations allowing urban chickens, what if any concerns they have, and any recommendations or comments they may have.

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