City Views April 2019 newsletter

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City Views 2019

April 2019

City works in action, in your neighbourhood

Road Construction

City crews are out and work has started on more than 55 public infrastructure projects planned for 2019.

A number of City parks will see improvements and redevelopment this spring including: the City Park Water Park, Phase 2 of both the Glenmore Recreation Park and Rowcliffe Park and Phase 3 of the Rutland Centennial Park.

Roads will be repaved, sidewalks will be built and bike lanes will be added to improve varied and active transportation options. Significant projects include Phase 4 construction of the Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor and Phase 1 of the Sutherland Avenue Protected Bike Lanes.

Work continues on Phase 1 construction of the Kelowna Integrated Water project which will bring clean drinking water to Southeast Kelowna and a reliable source for agriculture in the South Mission. Also, upgrades as part of the Glenmore Landfill Capital Works project will add new fill areas, streamline the customer experience when tipping materials, allow for better stewardship of the landfill and achieve long term waste handling for Kelowna.

View the infrastructure project map to learn more about the work being done in your neighbourhood.

While lots of great projects are underway this year to serve our community and residents, the City is also facing an infrastructure deficit identified in the 10-Year Capital Plan. To learn more about the deficit and the provisional infrastructure levy Council approved in December visit kelowna.ca/infrastructureplanning.


Council to hear public safety & crime survey results

Council chambers

On Monday, April 15, Council will hear the results of the recently commissioned Public Safety and Crime Survey during the public afternoon meeting, presented by an independent consulting firm. The statistically significant survey was done to help us better understand residents' perception of public safety and crime in the city.

Monday Council Meetings are public and residents are welcome to attend in-person or tune-in online beginning at 1:30 p.m. You can also subscribe to receive Council agendas, minutes and highlight recaps by email. Visit kelowna.ca/council for more information and to sign-up for email notifications.


Connecting our Region: on April 24 let's talk transportation

Regional transportation

On April 24, add your voice to the first region-wide transportation plan and help build a better future.

The Regional Transportation Plan will help shape the future of the Central Okanagan region by identifying the transportation investments that will be needed over the next 20 years. By 2040, population in the Central Okanagan is expected to increase by nearly 40% – that’s almost 77,000 new residents. Transportation across the region provides a vital connection to jobs, markets, health care, education, recreation, shopping, emergency services and family and friends.

The economic, social and environmental issues affecting all our communities are directly impacted by the transportation choices we make as a region. Better regional transportation can mean a stronger economy and better quality of life. 

On April 24, let’s talk transportation! Join us at UBC Okanagan for a lively morning discussion around connecting our region and to share your comments on the plan so far. Register to attend online and learn more about the plan development at smartTRIPS.ca

The regional plan is a project of the Sustainable Transportation Partnership of the Central Okanagan (STPCO).


On board with the Journey Home Society in a million ways

Journey Home Logo

The Central Okanagan Journey Home Society (COJHS) continues to establish its ‘home’ in the community with the recent announcement that six new Board members have been appointed and that the $1-million-dollar mark has been surpassed in the goal to raise $2.7 million.

The new board members are Murray Bye, Josh Cairns, Ken Gauthier, Debbie Hubbard, Helen Jackman and Donna Jansons. They join founding board members Dave Krysko, Scott Lanigan, Diane Roy, Shane Worman and Chair of the Board, Dr. Kyleen Myrah, representatives from the Lived Experience Circle on Homelessness, youth advocates and a number of ex-officio organization representatives and liaisons, including Mayor Colin Basran.

For the remainder of 2019, the COJHS board will focus on mapping services available in Kelowna, including identifying any gaps, establishing day-to-day operations, building connections with provincial and federal governments to apply for all resources available and increasing education around who experiences homelessness in our community and why.

On April 28, join Journey Home for a free screening of the documentary "Us And Them."

For more information about Journey Home, visit kelowna.ca/journeyhome.


Have your say: Get Involved Kelowna

Diversity residents

Engaged citizens help build strong neighbourhoods and create a city that is welcoming and inclusive.

Keep your eye on getinvolved.kelowna.ca, our online community engagement platform for resident input and conversation. You can learn about the most recent projects and initiatives that are open to input and also read the results of what we have heard and next steps.

Sign up today to receive updates for new engagement opportunities and help shape your city.


Get active this spring

Spring activity guide 2019

Still thinking about taking a new course, trying out a new activity or joining a team? There's still time to register and get active this spring. There's something for everyone in every neighbourhood.

View the Spring Activity & Program Guide and register online at kelowna.ca/recreation.

 


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