Trying to understand City council

Help me understand the role and value of city council. Where do we find what they accomplished in their last term, the value of what was done and what did it cost/save the taxpayer.

The taxpayer pays for a City manager, directors, managers, supervisors and numerous city employees to manage the city.

Is City council not a duplication of expense for the decisions made by City staff? Who on City council is educated on issues regarding City planning, bylaws, commercial and residential development, transit, engineering, power line construction, assessment and taxation, etc.

If you don’t know these competencies how can council possibly make decisions on our behalf?

Let’s vote for the City Manager position. And should he/she not be accountable to the citizens of Red Deer?

If City council is a public relationship role I believe the City has a department that could take care of that.

Wyn Meeder

Red Deer

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