Public engagement is about when and how members of the public contribute to decisions made by the municipality.
It plays a critical role in good governance and involves inviting public input on issues/decisions and considering that input when making decisions. Public engagement gives people the opportunity to contribute to decisions that impact them, know their input is valued, and feel welcome/safe to share their ideas and perspectives.
Conducting meaningful public engagement is one way that the City helps ensure Leduc is a place where people want to live. It plays a role in enhancing citizen engagement, which is included as a key strategy in the 2023–2026 Strategic Plan and will be incorporated into various City projects over the next four years.
Current public engagement opportunities
Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Update - May 19 to June 11. The MDP was last updated in 2020 but constrained by the Airport Vicinity Protection Area (AVPA) regulations at the time. In 2022, the AVPA regulation was amended to enable sustainable growth and densification of the City of Leduc, making another update to the MDP an important next step for planning how the community will grow and develop. Proposed updates to the MDP are aimed at aligning with the AVPA changes to support future development in the revised contour areas.
Drop in at the open house (June 6) or fill out the survey to give your input on changes that will redistrict areas in the southeast of the Leduc, encourage high density, add more residential and introduce mixed-use nodes.
Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update - May 19 to June 30, 2023. The TMP is a long-term plan for the city’s transportation network. The TMP update will ensure we have a relevant and critical plan in making wise investment choices in our transportation infrastructure. This includes roads, sidewalks, trails, transit and goods movement, as these decisions will shape the future mobility of our city. Share your thoughts and insights on how we can continue to plan and build a transportation network that will serve a safe, healthy community and robust economy. Share your input on the city current transportation network through the interactive online map.
2024 Budget Planning Survey - May 1 to 31, 2023. Leduc City Council and administration value the input we receive from our residents, and we need your help to shape our growth and set financial priorities for the coming years. The annual budget planning survey is a key opportunity for residents and community stakeholders to have their voices heard and provide direct guidance to the City on where budget funds should be spent. We want to build a balanced, responsible budget that reflects the needs and shared vision of our community members, so your input is important! All survey participants will be entered into a random prize draw for a $150 gift card to the local business of their choice. A link to participate in the survey can be found on the Budget page.
Leduc's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program - April 11 to 25, 2023. Thank you to all the school staff, parents/caregivers and students who participated in these surveys. Results will be shared in the coming weeks.
Leduc Census 2023 - takes place April 3 to May 31, 2023. The City of Leduc values and protects citizen information, which also includes the time they share participating in Leduc Census 2023. Citizens will appreciate and understand how their household information is protected and used to the strategic benefit of the community for today and in the future; knowing they can access Leduc’s current and historic census information any time on the city’s website. The last municipal census was held in 2019. More information can be found on the census page.
Long-term engagement projects
Urban Centre Redevelopment Plan
The Urban Centre Redevelopment Plan (UCRP) is a two-year project with the goal of providing a land use guide for the revitalization and redevelopment of Leduc’s central neighbourhoods. This area is referred to as the Urban Centre and is made up of Alexandra Park Neighbourbood, the Central Business District and Telford House. The first engagement opporunity, visioning phase, has been completed in March 2023 where input will be used to help prioritize how we approach future land use, housing, phasing of redevelopment, urban design, and character of the area. Sign up for updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is public engagement?
Public engagement refers to when and how members of the public interact with the City to contribute to decisions made by the municipality.
Why should I engage?
Engagement is extremely important as it allows members of the public to contribute to the decision-making processes that have an impact on their day-to-day lives. It provides the City with valuable feedback (and direction in some cases), that creates a deeper connection between the municipality and community members.
Does the City have an engagement policy?
Yes, the City has a Public Engagement Policy that is available to the public for review. The policy provides direction to Administration to ensure the City establishes and employs a consistent, coordinated and outcome driven approach to public engagement.