ABOUT GAIL’S COMMITMENT

Gail is very committed to ensuring she is thorough and prepared as she represents the citizens of Kelowna. Honesty and integrity are foundational to her character and the decisions she makes will always take into consideration the best interests of the community as a whole. As we move forward into the next term Gail will focus on the following areas:

Continued growth in our economy through strong partnerships, collaboration and leveraging our rich community resources:

  • Build investor confidence through consistent, predictable decision making and practices
  • Continued development of our airport and connecting air routes
  • Leverage strength of Innovation Centre and Accelerate Okanagan through COEDC
  • Ensure availability of sufficient employment lands to support our growing community
  • Support for Healthcare Industry
  • Continued support for Aviation Industry and Airport development lands
  • Support for Agriculture through protection and preservation of Ag land
  • Build on Tourism: wine, culinary, sports/tournament destination growth - Tourism Kelowna

Improvements in Community Safety and Crime reduction:

  • Fully fund and support initiatives in the Community Safety plan
  • Continue focused advocacy efforts on Complex Care services
  • Encourage stronger Mental health services from Province and Interior Health
  • Continue advocacy on appropriate sentencing for prolific offenders

Successful implementation of Official Community Plan:

  • Continued focus on infill development, urban density and reduced urban sprawl
  • Direct city’s growth to transit supported corridors
  • Protect and enhance environmental values, wetland enhancement and tree canopy growth
  • Strengthened town centres through completion of remaining town centre plans

Implementation of Integrated Transportation Plan:

  • Fully developed network of on and off-road bike routes
  • Increased connections to Rapid Bus service
  • Further funding of multimodal corridors

Sound Fiscal Management practices:

  • Focus on “pay as you go” financial model for capital projects
  • Maintain solid reserves to mitigate significant future tax increases
  • Engage in private public partnerships where feasible and in taxpayers’ best interests