Larry Schwartzenberger

Independent for Penticton Council
My key platform items include Community Safety, homelessness, affordability and being a prudent manager of our citizen's tax dollars.

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Biography

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Living in the South Okanagan for 32 years, in Oliver and for the last 2 1/2 years in Penticton, I feel I have a solid grasp of the issues affecting the citizens of Penticton. I have been a Councillor in Oliver for 9 years so I understand how things work at the Council table.

Reason for running

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Community safety is Priority One. As our local RCMP detachment has one of the highest files per RCMP member ratios in the Province, we need to allocate more funds to hire additional RCMP Officers and expand By-Law Enforcement. Homelessness in Penticton is a serious issue that cannot be fixed by enforcement alone. City Council must continue to aggressively lobby the Provincial Government for Homeless Shelters that include wrap around services for substance abuse and mental health issues. These wrap around services are a Provincial responsibility and are critical in providing support and hope for our most vulnerable citizens. For strong, principled leadership on Council, please cast one of your 6 votes for Councillor for Larry Schwartzenberger, the LONGEST Name on the ballot!