Positive change begins with thinking collaboratively together - the City and the community. Every conversation could begin with “Yes, we can. Let’s explore your ideas together.”

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I will work to improve the tree and urban forest policies, in order to be more responsive to tree replacement expectations and climate change pressures.

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I will continue to work to introduce programs that support developers who provide needed amenities within the city's core and surrounding neighbourhoods.

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Skateparks, spray parks and other social amenities are important to the health of our community and our youth, and must be supported.

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The community needs to work together to envision and plan for a future concert hall and civic arts space.

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I will work toward the expansion of the park system, particularly in areas with flooding risk.

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I will continue to work with Red Deer College in their efforts to gain degree granting and to further enhance their downtown campus.

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The Red Deer Regional Airport is primary to establishing a diversified economy. Expanded services must be invited and supported.

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I will continue to advocate for better transit frequency and routes within the city and region.

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I will continue to advocate for green energy use, and waste to energy strategies. We need to district energy production to create financial sustainability.

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The health of a city can be determined by examining its downtown. Through revitalization and focused effort we create a compelling heart for the community that will be a gift that everyone can be proud to share.

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I will continue to work to find ways of highlighting community priorities that provide better services for our taxes, while minimizing civic debt.

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A 1% tax increase equates to $20 per home owner annually. When we understand the community's values and carefully listen we can minimize taxes and use what is collected in a way that improves quality of life for all.

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By shifting City policy and working innovatively with the property owners we can turn brownfield sites and abandoned buildings into valuable community assets.

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Dead trees on city owned boulevards and streets should be replaced within one season.

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Utility bills should be based solely on consumption. The less you use the less you pay.

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Arts & culture lead to healthy economies and vibrant cities. As we thoughtfully help our community design and create amenities we attract new investment in Red Deer.

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People-centric projects enhance the quality of life and lead to economic stability. Careful consultation with the community can help the City with annual planning and budgeting. The most important projects should always come first.

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I support the planning and construction of a 50 meter pool as envisioned by the Central Alberta Aquatics Centre supporters.

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Welcome

Paul Harris

Welcome to my website. I hope you find this site useful, informative and thought provoking.

As a City Councillor, I am working to create important conversations in the community about our future and our desires as a community. What makes a community interesting, dynamic, and safe? When do you feel civic pride? What compels you to contribute positively? Together we'll continue to build Red Deer - a place where citizens, businesses, our economy and the environment all thrive. For all of us, I'm working toward a better future for the community we all love...

Let's continue to collaborate with our best ideas and most compelling questions about what is possible. Please join me in conversation.

From the blog

Alive and on the move.

I lay awake thinking about the future of our community, the challenges we face, and the tremendous possibilities in front of us.  I wonder how our community will organize itself during the next couple of months, how citizens will take the time to get to know the many candidates that are running for council and […]

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Advanced polling dates.

Friends and citizens, it’s that time of year again when I spend some time at the market connecting with you. This year is also the election on October 21.  It’s been interesting to listen to the ideas and upgrades you have for our shared home. I’ll be there almost every weekend until the end of […]

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