The health and safety of the families that live in our beautiful city is at the core of my policies. Affordable housing starts with diverse housing and purpose built developments aimed and bringing down rental pricing. Many that are homeless are not just living on the street but are living in their cars, no longer able to afford to live in the homes they once had. We need to find ways to help our vulnerable get back on their feet. Drug abuse and addiction are a scary reality of our streets and many of these issues lead to the crime we see today. Our current catch and release program isn't working and we need to have stiffer penalties for those who are committing crimes and recovery programs for those who require them. Accessible childcare is focused on giving children a strong start and helping parents get back to work boosting our economy and giving families financial flexibility. Our city faces many issues and this is our chance to change the direction we are headed in.
My family moved to Kelowna when I was born and I’ve been involved in the community through sports my entire life. Whether that was coaching local school teams, managing and organizing my own teams, or hosting team events and tournaments, I have done it all. In addition to my volunteer involvement, I spent 16 years working at Shaw communications in corporate leadership working with small business owners, new development teams and investing in our communities. My most recent experience as small business owner in the childcare sector has shown me the resilience that we are going to need to succeed if we are going to create change in our city.
Reason for running
I've lived in Kelowna my entire life and our city is growing faster than anyone could have expected. We are suffering growing pains that are effecting our quality of life and the rising cost of living here is creating issues that our families will face for years to come. We need to get to the root cause of the issues we are facing and change how we are doing things today. Shelter, support and direction for our vulnerable population, accessible childcare and youth programs for families and ensuring the high cost of living and tax dollars we are spending are going to the right place are the core of why i'm running for city council.