Integrated Neighbourhoods

Zoning is an important tool that will encourage integration.

Water

This precious water resources we have need to be monitored, protected and managed carefully.

Transportation

Promote a Bicycle culture and improved Public Transit

Arts & Culture

Healthy communities include public access to the arts, culture and community events.

The Environment

Expand recycling programs - encourage water and land conservation measures.

Housing Affordability

A good community must have a variety of housing options for its citizens.

Inclusive Community

Welcome diversity and celebrate our differences

Expand and improve Public Spaces

Promote the expansion of public markets, “people places,” shopping hubs, parks and recreational facilities.

Mission Creek Restoration Award

2017 Mission Creek Restoration pic

Congratulations to Todd Cashin, of the City of Kelowna, for being recognized by his peers for the Mission Creek Restoration Project. This multi-partnership team is a great example of making a significant environmental improvement to this valued creek in Kelowna. The award is from the "Species and Ecosystems at Risk Local Government Working Group."  In this picture Todd is being recognized by Deputy Mayor Mohinni Singh and all of Kelowna City Council. 

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Council - Midterm check-in

Kelowna City Council is at the mid point in its four year term. This editorial was posted by Alistair Waters of the Capital News

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Apple Valley Building 3 approved

The Society is Hope is pleased to announce that the Provincial Government has funded the developemnt of building 3 under the Federal Infrastructure Program. This project will add 47 new units of senior rental housing to Kelowna. It will complete the Apple Valley complex. Construction will begin in Spring 2017 and complete in Spring 2018. 

20140826 Entrance Rendering

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School Tours City Hall

Kelowna Christian School

Each Year the City offers Schools the opportunity to conduct tours of City Hall. Typically these tours consist of grade 3 children. They get an opportunity to learn about municipal government and the job it does on their behalf. I have been doing these tours for many years. I always enjoy the interaction with the children. They often bring prepared questions to challenge us! The children really enjoy meeting the Mayor on their visit. In this picture the children are learning about the "Spririt of Kelowna" wall. This wall celebrates Kelowna's 100th birthday which took place in 1905.

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UBCM Victoria

2016 Luke Empress

I attended the annual meeting of the Union of BC Muncipalities (UBCM) in Victoria in September. This is the annual gathering of Mayors and Council members from the Province of BC. This was the most productive UBCM meeting I have attended. The week was packed with meetings with Provincial Cabinet Ministers. I attended many workshops as well. Councillors took a close look at Air B&B, and the Provincial shortage of rental housing. (This shortage is everywhere in BC - not just Kelowna) I found myself running from meeting to meeting to get it all in. (This picture of me in front of the Empress and Victoria Conference Centre - where the meetings took place. The weather was beautiful for September.)

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