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
Engagement opportunities will be listed here when they become available.
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. See the What We Heard Report and sign up for updates.
Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update
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. Results will be shared in a What We Heard Report in 2024.
Municipal Development Plan (MDP) Update
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. Results will be shared in a What We Heard Report in 2024.
Environmental Plan Update
The City of Leduc is updating its Environmental Plan and seeking resident feedback to ensure it continues to reflect the community’s needs, priorities, and collective goals for the next decade.
Key areas the plan will focus on include waste (recycling, composting and Eco station), water (water conservation and stormwater management), air (pollution and air quality), land (Wetland restoration, tree planting and naturalization), light and noise (LED lights and dark skies), and energy and climate change (greenhouse gases, climate resilience and electric cars). A What We Heard Report will be coming in 2024.
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.