Kelowna is the fastest growing city in Canada and a city with the third fastest growing downtown in the country.
Economists predict the city’s population will grow to 250,000 people within the next 20 to 30 years as Kelowna remains a hot spot because of its fabulous quality of life.
This growth creates exciting opportunities for our city. Kelowna needs strong effective leadership that is not afraid to make bold brave decisions that will give people what they need and want.
A recent survey put the quality of life at the top of the list for our citizens.
We need to balance that with a sense of safety, dealing with crime, preserving the environment, agricultural sustainability, and providing housing, and decent employment opportunities.
Here are my priorities as we move forward: