2018 Civic Election

amigoride
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2018 Civic Election

Post by amigoride »

UNFORTUNATE
It is unfortunate that we do not have credible candidates to challenge our cuurent mayor for his position.
This is in no way a suggestion that our current mayor is not capable or competant. It is my personal wish for credible options.
Only through thoughtful consideration of more than one viable candidate can we challenge ourselves to vote in the best of the best. This is what our wonderful unique city deserves.
It will clearly be staus quo going forward.
I am sorry, however the three candidates challenging the current mayor are all uninformed, poorly spoken, unprepared, and lacking factual credible arguing points. They have no real vision for the important issues.
We have an opportunity in Kelowna to create a special unique community. We need a dynamic charismatic mayor to represent us on the bigger stage.
It is clear to me that we will see another term for the current mayor due to the lack of credible options.
I applaud all the candidates for offering to serve our community. Kelowna will only achieve it's true potential with quality leadership.
If the current mayor and council is as good as it gets then we will continue to fall short of this potential.
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Not that I don't disagree with you, viable candidates and choice, but I guess you should have thrown your hat in the ring for the mayor's job or even the councillor's job! :biggrin:
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I think that anyone who is intelligent enough to run a City, Province or the Country is also smart enough not to want to be a Politician. :smt045
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kelownman wrote:Not that I don't disagree with you, viable candidates and choice, but I guess you should have thrown your hat in the ring for the mayor's job or even the councillor's job! :biggrin:


So what you're saying, is unless one's willing to step up they have no right to criticize. How utterly ridiculous.
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WalterWhite wrote:
So what you're saying, is unless one's willing to step up they have no right to criticize. How utterly ridiculous.

Step back son. your assumption is wrong and utterly ridiculous. I said I AGREED there were no credible candidates AND it was too bad he or others who are more credible didnt step up to the plate.
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Why hasn't anyone asked questions about the amalgamation of the irrigation districts?
Why is the City trying to take over something that has worked very well for the residents of Kelowna?
I could go on and on about the short comings of the current council, we need a change.
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Partly being discussed here:

viewtopic.php?f=120&t=79902
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We need a change like we need a hole in the head.

The current city council has a list of achievements as long as your arm - from homelessness to lawlessness, to economic growth to low taxes (when you net out the new Police building).

Consolidating the East Kelowna Water “System” (to be polite) makes sense on every level. Why shouldn’t they have a better system than the one that they are currently suffering with? That’s what their taxes are for.

The Journey Home Project is already a success - they have raised $800,000 (out of a target of $2.7m). This year, they are taking 55 people off the streets of Kelowna, and next year, another 100 - and that is just short term deliverables, with more to come after that.

With regard to taxes - ours are the second lowest number n the province (if you net out the new People building), so, what more do you want?

The thing that I like about our Mayor and Council is that they are Collaborative in their decision making. The alternative Mayor, Mr Dyas, has said that HE will move City Hall, HE will tear down and rebuild the Fire Station and that HE will solve the homelessness problem by moving them out to the SPCA rescue centre Doesn’t sound too collaborative to me.

One of the current unheralded successes of this current team is that they have been able to keep our taxes low as a result of applying for, and getting grants from both the Province and Feds. The current Mayor has an excellent relationship with his municipal peers, and, in reality many of them are probably envious of him.

I know who I will be voting for on October 20th....
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theretiree wrote:We need a change like we need a hole in the head.

The current city council has a list of achievements as long as your arm - from homelessness to lawlessness, to economic growth to low taxes (when you net out the new Police building).

Consolidating the East Kelowna Water “System” (to be polite) makes sense on every level. Why shouldn’t they have a better system than the one that they are currently suffering with? That’s what their taxes are for.

The Journey Home Project is already a success - they have raised $800,000 (out of a target of $2.7m). This year, they are taking 55 people off the streets of Kelowna, and next year, another 100 - and that is just short term deliverables, with more to come after that.

With regard to taxes - ours are the second lowest number n the province (if you net out the new People building), so, what more do you want?

The thing that I like about our Mayor and Council is that they are Collaborative in their decision making. The alternative Mayor, Mr Dyas, has said that HE will move City Hall, HE will tear down and rebuild the Fire Station and that HE will solve the homelessness problem by moving them out to the SPCA rescue centre Doesn’t sound too collaborative to me.

One of the current unheralded successes of this current team is that they have been able to keep our taxes low as a result of applying for, and getting grants from both the Province and Feds. The current Mayor has an excellent relationship with his municipal peers, and, in reality many of them are probably envious of him.

I know who I will be voting for on October 20th....


Sorry, but you lost me at "achievements as long as your arm - from homelessness to lawlessness," - nothing could be further from being "achieved" and becoming further out of reach every day thanks to the complete inaction of Mayor Sugarplum and his merry band of do-nothings. Deplorable record of inaction on a growing number of major issues.
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theretiree wrote:We need a change like we need a hole in the head.

The current city council has a list of achievements as long as your arm - from homelessness to lawlessness, to economic growth to low taxes (when you net out the new Police building).

Consolidating the East Kelowna Water “System” (to be polite) makes sense on every level. Why shouldn’t they have a better system than the one that they are currently suffering with? That’s what their taxes are for.

The Journey Home Project is already a success - they have raised $800,000 (out of a target of $2.7m). This year, they are taking 55 people off the streets of Kelowna, and next year, another 100 - and that is just short term deliverables, with more to come after that.

With regard to taxes - ours are the second lowest number n the province (if you net out the new People building), so, what more do you want?


The thing that I like about our Mayor and Council is that they are Collaborative in their decision making. The alternative Mayor, Mr Dyas, has said that HE will move City Hall, HE will tear down and rebuild the Fire Station and that HE will solve the homelessness problem by moving them out to the SPCA rescue centre Doesn’t sound too collaborative to me.

One of the current unheralded successes of this current team is that they have been able to keep our taxes low as a result of applying for, and getting grants from both the Province and Feds. The current Mayor has an excellent relationship with his municipal peers, and, in reality many of them are probably envious of him.

I know who I will be voting for on October 20th....


Well that's one vote for him. He won't get mine, neither will about 80% of his council.
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