District of West Kelowna

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Incorporation over amanlgamation, 51% to 49% (est.); West Kelowna over Westbank, 51% to 49% (est.). What a decisive community we are!
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If this result holds up - I am very happy with the new name.
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By my arithmetic, and to correct my original eyeball estimates, 47.92% for West Kelowna, 45.85% for Westbank. Not a simple majority, not good enough for a referendum, but council has said it will accept the "first past the post" plurality getter if need be.

Well done, West Kelowna. Sorry, Westbank.
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Any idea on percentages for changing the name?
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Yes 6717
No 1458
. . .For the name change
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AWESOME!!!!!! Poor Angusog and Urbane and Seren..oh wait...they were so sure they were going to win, so really...I don't feel sorry for them. Not so happy about the rest of the election though...why didn't anyone elect the "good" councilors. Yeah sure we got a few good ones, and our mayor...don't let me get started on that..oh gawd.
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I was watching the Municipal Election page - not a thing on it.
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See District of Westside website, click on Election 2008
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rturner wrote:By my arithmetic, and to correct my original eyeball estimates, 47.92% for West Kelowna, 45.85% for Westbank. Not a simple majority, not good enough for a referendum, but council has said it will accept the "first past the post" plurality getter if need be.

Well done, West Kelowna. Sorry, Westbank.


But council isn't bound to do anything at all as I understand it. Regardless of what they may have indicated in the past, they could just decide to keep Westside for all we know.
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thanks fairweather - I was keeping tabs on the other elections as well and never thought to check the Westside District page.
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Interesting minutae of analysis ... 8175 voted on the naming change/no change question (Part A), but only 8016 on an actual name in Part B. What that PROBABLY says is most of the no-change people did have an alternate name they could live with.
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Wait a sec, I thought those numbers to mean 8,175 voted to CHANGE the name and 159 decided they could live with any of the names listed
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toru_msb, only councillor-elect Rosalind Neis of the councillors elect said (to my recollection) that she would look for at least a simple majority, so it will be a great test of her integrity when it comes time for council to vote because I'd hazard a guess she preferred West Kelowna.
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thanks caffeine - all makes sense now :)
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