Kelowna Civic Elections this October......HEAVY Changes Needed

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lesliepaul wrote: Jun 28th, 2022, 8:49 pm I did not live here very long and in just over a year I was astounded by the "do nothing" city council. Called them over several very simple issues and the responses could have come from anybody I would ask walking down the street........I said to myself, "how could a city this size vote in such stupid :cuss: ing people"?

A year later I threw my name in..........did all of the question sessions that were set up and talked to business owners in the downtown area. Being "new" to Kelowna and UNKNOWN I still received around 800 votes........no signs but leaflets and minimal social media.

All I know for sure is that I could not be in the same room as a Given or Dehart.........that kind of STUPID is contagious!

.......on second thought, being in the same room with them would be............. :fence:
You should try running again!
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I hope Given tags along with Donn.

She's horrid as a council member.
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Gone_Fishin wrote: Jun 29th, 2022, 1:25 pm I hope Given tags along with Donn.

She's horrid as a council member.
:smt045 agree
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Gone_Fishin wrote: Jun 29th, 2022, 1:25 pm I hope Given tags along with Donn.

She's horrid as a council member.
It’s time for most of this Council to gracefully leave: too many of them have been keeping their seats warm for too long. Time some some fresh new faces with some imagination and backbone; time for a younger generation who represent the future, not the past; and, most of all, time for a Council that is community-focused and not beholden to special interests.
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You had my vote when you mentioned the need for a ward system and ranked balloting for Mayor: our current system favours the entrenched incumbents and the special interests that back them. You also bring a fresh, younger voice to a Council Chamber that is living proof that not all the dinosaurs went extinct.
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Thanks! This means a lot. If nothing else, sitting at council meetings since December has highlighted just how little resident feedback is heard, especially when it comes to council making motions to investigate issues brought before them in public hearings. Having wards will allow residents to have a voice at the table for them and their neighborhood.

The ranked ballot for mayor will also make sure that Kelowna chooses, with at least 50% of the vote, who the mayor will be. No plurality wins. It will take the BC government to do this, but council can lobby for it when submitting ward designs for the next election.
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Christopher Bocskei running for Council:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... ty-council
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He has the same chance as a snowball on the South slope of Hell.
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just popping in wrote: Jul 1st, 2022, 6:03 pm Christopher Bocskei running for Council:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... ty-council
he has my vote, :up:
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just popping in wrote: Jul 7th, 2022, 10:00 am Rick Webber running for Council.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... uncil-seat
so mr webber, two simple questions
what is your stance on crime and affordable housing in kelowna.
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just popping in wrote: Jul 7th, 2022, 10:00 am Rick Webber running for Council.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/3 ... uncil-seat
We have enough trouble with Liberals at the federal level. No thanks.
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Yikes - what could be worse than having Rick Webber, Maxine DeHart & Gail Givens on Council ?
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one wheel wrote: Jul 7th, 2022, 4:59 pm Yikes - what could be worse than having Rick Webber, Maxine DeHart & Gail Givens on Council ?
I'm more than OK with Webber . He's been around here for a long time and if you meet him , even for ten minutes , he comes across as a real human being ..

Good Luck Rick .
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MAPearce wrote: Jul 7th, 2022, 5:05 pm
one wheel wrote: Jul 7th, 2022, 4:59 pm Yikes - what could be worse than having Rick Webber, Maxine DeHart & Gail Givens on Council ?
I'm more than OK with Webber . He's been around here for a long time and if you meet him , even for ten minutes , he comes across as a real human being ..

Good Luck Rick .
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