Holding a plebiscite to determine if it’s time to switch to a ward system to elect city councillors will be up for discussion at Red Deer City Council’s meeting on Monday.
A ward system would have councillors represent different areas of the city instead of the current at-large system.
On Monday, council will review an analysis by city administration on the viability and impacts of establishing a ward system.
The report recommended council should put the question to citizens by way of a plebiscite at a future election.
Whether to continue fluoridating the city’s water may go to a plebiscite so council will have to decide if two, one, or none of the issues be questions on the ballot at the next municipal election in 2013.
Administration says a ward system may need to be considered as the city grows, but at this point couldn’t make the case for or against wards.