December 18, 2018 Council Highlights

December 18, 2018 – Council Meeting Highlights


RCMP Quarterly Report 

Superintendent Ted De Jager presented to Council the Penticton Statistical Report for the period covering January to November 2018.  He announced that beginning January 2019, statistical reporting will be changing nationally and will provide a new baseline for crime reporting to our communities.

 SOEC Parking Report

Council received into record the final draft report entitled ‘Parking Strategy and Traffic Management Plan for the South Okanagan Event Centre’ dated November 2018.  Engagement and data collection results were presented to Council. 

 Snow and Ice Control Policy

Staff presented to Council with an update and review of the Snow and Ice Control Policy for the City.  Council approved the revised policy that outlines priorities, standards and budgetary restrictions as recommended. 

 Bylaws and Permits - Cannabis Retail

Second reading to Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2018-66, which establishes possibilities for where retail store may be located, has been passed as amended, removing the prohibition of retail outlets on Downtown Main Street and Front Street and a new public hearing will be scheduled for January 8, 2019 related to that change.   Business Licence Amendment Bylaw 2018-67, which sets fees and regulates operations of cannabis retail stores was given second and third reading by Council. 

 Council Remuneration

Council approved the staff recommendation to establish an ‘External Compensation Advisory Task Force’ to investigate, review, develop and provide a report and recommendations for Council Remuneration.  

 Safety and Security Task Force

As recommended by staff, Council endorsed the ‘City Safety and Security Task Force’ andappointed Mayor Vassilaki, Councillors Robinson and Kimberley to the Safety and Security Task Force.

These highlights are intended to provide a brief summary of recent Council proceedings.  The summary is not inclusive of all agenda items.  For a detailed account of the full agenda, including staff reports, other supporting documents and official meeting minutes, please consult the City’s website ( or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.