Bob Schewe for Kelowna Mayor

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Haha you are very disgruntled by your parking tickets you have recieved downtown.... how many threads do you troll bagging on bylaw officers...


Disgruntled by tickets while parked in front of my house ... Even when the required parking pass is on full display ...

And saying that he retired recently from the by law dept worries me isn't bagging on him and I actually like his approach . Being tough on low life scum,while having empathy and support the truly marginalized in Kelowna , is one thing that this city really needs .

I'll keep watching for more from him and and maybe vote for him . Sugar Plum has to go .
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miss_sterious wrote:I like his platform the best. However, he’s not going to get any media love. The media is owned by leftists...and it’s already obvious that the media is pitting two liberals against each other in order to make a big story of it and ensure that someone who will push the liberal narrative wins. Yes folks, we are officially in a police state, and part of the ploy is to play the ‘pick one of the two’ game. Anyone with a toddler knows the drill...’broccoli or carrot?’ Make them think they have a choice, when it’s the same thing.


Broccoli and carrot are good for you though.
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We need someone with municipal experience but something more in line with knowing how staff and council work ... and anyone who says they are going to keep tax increases at or near zero doesn't have a good grasp of how taxes work and what they actually do ... he says we don't have enough RCMP but how will we get more if not through tax revenue?

I'd like to see us bring in someone who has big city experience, can properly handle disgruntled staff and citizens, and finally will help shape us the right way towards becoming the bigger city we are approaching ... (i.e. missed opportunity when we got the new city manager from within the existing ranks)
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spooker wrote:We need someone with municipal experience but something more in line with knowing how staff and council work ... and anyone who says they are going to keep tax increases at or near zero doesn't have a good grasp of how taxes work and what they actually do ... he says we don't have enough RCMP but how will we get more if not through tax revenue?

I'd like to see us bring in someone who has big city experience, can properly handle disgruntled staff and citizens, and finally will help shape us the right way towards becoming the bigger city we are approaching ... (i.e. missed opportunity when we got the new city manager from within the existing ranks)


and I'd like to win the lottery :admin:

Seriously though, while you raise some good points spooker, I am still leaning towards this Schewe guy as my choice. He isn't Basran, isn't palsy with Basran and he has first-hand knowledge of why people call bylaws (in other words, fairly in touch with the situation downtown).
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I fear he is an " everyman" and the business community won't support him
So right now I am leaning towards Tom ( just because I want Colin out)
Sure hope we start having a daily poll starting Oct so I can decide last min who needs my vote most
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... and anyone who says they are going to keep tax increases at or near zero doesn't have a good grasp of how taxes work and what they actually do ... he says we don't have enough RCMP but how will we get more if not through tax revenue?

Increased tax revenue does not necessarily have to come from existing municipal homeowners. IMO developers in Kelowna have gotten a free ride for far to long and because of this we are seeing uncontrolled development and horrible sprawl. Increasing the DCC's in out lying areas ten fold would slow down sprawl and encourage infill in existing areas where the infrastructure is already in place. In the downtown core increasing DCC's would pay for new infrastructure to replace the existing infrastructure that was never designed for the number of highrise/multifamily units currently under construction or proposed in the downtown area. Also start charging private for profit agencies like TK appropriate rent for civic properties. Instead of the $5 a year TK currently pays for their lakeshore retail palace start charging them the annual salary of one police officer would be far better for the community. There are lots of ways to increase tax revenue without increasing the burden on existing residents.

I'd like to see us bring in someone who has big city experience, can properly handle disgruntled staff and citizens, and finally will help shape us the right way towards becoming the bigger city we are approaching ... (i.e. missed opportunity when we got the new city manager from within the existing ranks)

While I partially agree the last City Manager Rotten Ronnie we had was from a "bigger city" and look at the riff raff like Milroy he brought with him from Edmonton.
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Schewe ready to be mayor

Bob Schewe has been in the trenches, just retiring from the Kelowna city bylaw department.

And he knows how the City of Kelowna works and doesn’t work behind the scenes.

That is why he is running for mayor on Oct. 20, and that is why he has targeted the homeless and street people situation as one of the key issues facing the city.

“People want genuine change,” Schewe says, “and I’m hoping they’ll look at my experience and know that I do know what I’m talking about. I love this community. It’s been great to me. There’s genuine passion there.”

Schewe has lived in the Okanagan for nearly 25 years and spent the last dozen in the Kelowna bylaw department as an enforcement officer. As a result, he is well aware of the homeless and transient situation downtown and other similarly affected areas in Kelowna. He believes the current administration has let it get out of hand.

Schewe comes to the table with answers, too. He says, as an example, Kelowna needs a loitering bylaw like Calgary has. He believes the unfortunate homeless who qualify and are willing to live within the community’s rules should receive assistance but those who are career petty criminals and their way of life are not welcome.

“I’m experienced with boots on the ground, first-hand dealing with these people,” Schewe says. “Anybody who knows anything about addictions or mental health and so on, we’re basically enabling this way of life on the street with some of the current policies. And that’s not right. It’s not really helping anybody. We are all human beings. You’re just prolonging their way of life, and they’re slowly killing themselves. I do know what works and what doesn’t work.”

Schewe says one of the first things he would do as mayor is push for the closure of the Cornerstone Shelter on Leon Avenue. A possible relocation, if proven justified, would be an industrial area well away from commercial businesses or residential areas. Small shelters would also have to scrutinized as to location. However, getting the qualifying homeless placed into housing as soon as possible must remain a social priority.

“We’re understaffed with RCMP per capita,” he says. “The city tries to get by with a minimal amount of staffing. You can’t do that with the RCMP. This is a very busy town.”

Schewe is also running for the affordability, livability as well as safety for all Kelowna citizens. To that end, one of his goals, if elected as mayor, would be to keep property tax increases at or near zero for the first two years. These are issues facing vulnerable, retired seniors and younger families, he says.

As for development and large project expenditures, he wants to see a slowdown in the rush to become a big city—with all the associated costs and big-city problems that come with that. Big expenditures and projects at the planning stage have to be more open to scrutiny by the public, existing property owners and businesses directly affected. “I’m not against development,” he says, “but projects have to be good for all our existing property owners, residents and businesses.”

Schewe says electing him as mayor will bring common sense to city hall and install a leader who will do what is right.

Schewe can be contacted directly with questions at [email protected].

This content was authorized by Bob Schewe, financial agent. 250-300-1137.


https://okanaganedge.net/2018/09/12/sch ... -be-mayor/

I like what I read. The only thing I'm surprised is that he doesn't seem aware that the Cornerstone Shelter is closing early next year?


Hopefully he meant moving Gospel Mission on Leon to elsewhere.....
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Scrobins94 wrote:
miss_sterious wrote:I like his platform the best. However, he’s not going to get any media love. The media is owned by leftists...and it’s already obvious that the media is pitting two liberals against each other in order to make a big story of it and ensure that someone who will push the liberal narrative wins. Yes folks, we are officially in a police state, and part of the ploy is to play the ‘pick one of the two’ game. Anyone with a toddler knows the drill...’broccoli or carrot?’ Make them think they have a choice, when it’s the same thing.


Broccoli and carrot are good for you though.


....try feeding a horse broccoli.....
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normaM wrote:I fear he is an " everyman" and the business community won't support him
So right now I am leaning towards Tom ( just because I want Colin out)
Sure hope we start having a daily poll starting Oct so I can decide last min who needs my vote most


Colin is going to win by a landslide.... not even close. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets 70 percent or more of the vote.
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I won't vote for Colin but don't mind if he wins. I just hope whoever is mayor and councillors helps Kelowna become safe again.
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IMO I just cannot imagine Basran getting anywhere near 70 percent..
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Scrobins94 wrote:I won't vote for Colin but don't mind if he wins. I just hope whoever is mayor and councillors helps Kelowna become safe again.


not if assran wins
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If you want change, then a vote for Mr. Schewe is essentially a vote for Mayor Basran. If you want change you need to vote for the guy with the best chance to beat him... Tom Dyas.

I don't know who I'll be voting for yet... I'm just giving you a perspective on voting strategy given that a lot of you want to see change.
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Jonrox wrote:If you want change, then a vote for Mr. Schewe is essentially a vote for Mayor Basran. If you want change you need to vote for the guy with the best chance to beat him... Tom Dyas.

I don't know who I'll be voting for yet... I'm just giving you a perspective on voting strategy given that a lot of you want to see change.


Ditto....
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Good thing not all people think that way.
Vote for who you think is best suited.
Even if they don't get it it's a show of support, and maybe they will run again or take some other job that needs their ideas.
Voting for a person you don't believe in is whacked thinking..
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