Civic Election here we come!

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Civic Election here we come!

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https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/2 ... yoral-race

The race is on! Looking forward to hearing the different platforms....
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Get this. In order to pick up a nomination package from City Hall, one must provide a name phone number, email address and signature. Of course you can consent or withhold consent for the name to be released to the public or media but nothing prevents ones personal information as a prospective candidate being released to city hall, current councillors and mayor. A little bit of an unfair advantage to current mayor and council where they can know who might be running prior to the actual date that nominations must be declared (Sept 14th) but candidates can’t know if consent to release is withheld. Is the election rigged from the start?
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Ill vote...but meh...

Who wants that job anyways...
**Disclaimer: The above statement is in my OPINION only.
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Symbonite wrote:Ill vote...but meh...

Who wants that job anyways...


Basran sure wants it as do the existing council for the most part? Go figure?
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fz6adventure wrote:Get this. In order to pick up a nomination package from City Hall, one must provide a name phone number, email address and signature. Of course you can consent or withhold consent for the name to be released to the public or media but nothing prevents ones personal information as a prospective candidate being released to city hall, current councillors and mayor. A little bit of an unfair advantage to current mayor and council where they can know who might be running prior to the actual date that nominations must be declared (Sept 14th) but candidates can’t know if consent to release is withheld. Is the election rigged from the start?


That does seem a bit lopsided doesn't it....
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dle wrote:
That does seem a bit lopsided doesn't it....


Welcome to your current Kelowna governance
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fz6adventure wrote:Get this. In order to pick up a nomination package from City Hall, one must provide a name phone number, email address and signature. Of course you can consent or withhold consent for the name to be released to the public or media but nothing prevents ones personal information as a prospective candidate being released to city hall, current councillors and mayor. A little bit of an unfair advantage to current mayor and council where they can know who might be running prior to the actual date that nominations must be declared (Sept 14th) but candidates can’t know if consent to release is withheld. Is the election rigged from the start?


Plenty of time for them to research everything about their opposition.

Speaking of City Hall.
Anyone know where they have posted the remuneration list showing employees who made over 75k yet ?
It always seems to be ridiculously difficult to find where they have hidden the document on their website.
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soupy wrote:
Plenty of time for them to research everything about their opposition.

Speaking of City Hall.
Anyone know where they have posted the remuneration list showing employees who made over 75k yet ?
It always seems to be ridiculously difficult to find where they have hidden the document on their website.


https://kelownapublishing.escribemeetin ... entId=7721
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fz6adventure wrote:
soupy wrote:
Plenty of time for them to research everything about their opposition.

Speaking of City Hall.
Anyone know where they have posted the remuneration list showing employees who made over 75k yet ?
It always seems to be ridiculously difficult to find where they have hidden the document on their website.


https://kelownapublishing.escribemeetin ... entId=7721


That is for 2016 fiscal year. Published June 2017

I am looking for 2017 version, likely published June 2018.
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fz6adventure wrote:Get this. In order to pick up a nomination package from City Hall, one must provide a name phone number, email address and signature. Of course you can consent or withhold consent for the name to be released to the public or media but nothing prevents ones personal information as a prospective candidate being released to city hall, current councillors and mayor. A little bit of an unfair advantage to current mayor and council where they can know who might be running prior to the actual date that nominations must be declared (Sept 14th) but candidates can’t know if consent to release is withheld. Is the election rigged from the start?


I get what you're saying but I'm not sure how this could be used to an incumbent candidate's advantage. Is there an angle to this that I'm not seeing?
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I can't wait! Who do people like, and who do people want out?

The power developers have over most of the candidates troubles me. I think it's time for a through look at their votes, and how these promises have actually translated into community benefits.
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JayByrd wrote:
I get what you're saying but I'm not sure how this could be used to an incumbent candidate's advantage. Is there an angle to this that I'm not seeing?


Why should an incumbent be privy to more information about who or who may not be seeking office than a prospective candidate? It is about a level playing field. There may be a prospective candidate that strategically want to wait until September 14th to make his or her intentions known to the current crop.....they should have that option just as the current crop has.
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fz6adventure wrote:Get this. In order to pick up a nomination package from City Hall, one must provide a name phone number, email address and signature. Of course you can consent or withhold consent for the name to be released to the public or media but nothing prevents ones personal information as a prospective candidate being released to city hall, current councillors and mayor. A little bit of an unfair advantage to current mayor and council where they can know who might be running prior to the actual date that nominations must be declared (Sept 14th) but candidates can’t know if consent to release is withheld. Is the election rigged from the start?

Typical of City of Kelowna rule making.,
Reminds me of bylaw, we can't say who complained..
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If someone wanted to run, why would they submit their application then not announce? Wouldn't they submit their application and announce almost immediately to start campaigning? Mayor Basran announced a while ago. I must be missing the angle the OP is going for.

If someone doesn't want to start gaining support, they're likely putting themselves at a disadvantage. Seems like a dumb move and I'm not sure I'd want somebody that dumb running for mayor anyway.

If they strategically want to keep things quiet, then they should wait to submit their application. They either want to keep things quiet or they don't.

It seems this is a case of people again searching quite hard to find something to complain about Mayor Basran and his government.
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WOW, Faith Goldy is running for Mayor of Toronto!

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