A better Kamloops, for your family and for mine.
Today I am excited to officially launch my campaign to be re-elected as Mayor of Kamloops. Serving in the capacity this past year has been a tremendous honour and has shown me how complex and critical this role is to making Kamloops the affordable and caring community we all desire. I feel we have accomplished a great deal in a short time but I also realize that there is much more that we can do. I feel a sense of momentum in Kamloops and would cherish the opportunity to lead Council for a further four years.
Building upon my platform from last year I will unveil over the coming weeks a five point plan that will focus upon:
1. Building Relationships
2. Controlling Taxes
3. Affordable Housing
4. Downtown Revitalization
5. Dependable Infrastructure
Over the past year we have strengthened our relationship with Chief and Council of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and we have developed relationships with key cabinet members.
This past year’s budget funded key improvements for the city in transportation and policy and yet kept the tax and utility rate increases modest.
Affordable housing remains a challenge especially for seniors and for students. In the past year we approved over half a dozen new builds and have more in stream. We need to continue our efforts to assist our most vulnerable residents.
I want to continue with the vision of connecting our downtown commercial areas. We are experiencing growth and reinvestment along the Tranquille corridor, the TRU precinct and in downtown Kamloops I want to continue to shepherd this planning and renewal process.
I want to ensure our our infrastructure has the capacity and is maintained so that it can accommodate both growth and the challenges of climate change. I want to continue to focus on investment in active transportation options.
With this team and with your support October 20th, 2018 I want to continue to make Kamloops better for your family and for mine.