July 2, 2019 Council Highlights

Okanagan Dream Rally – August 4, 2019

Corey Dunbar and Georgia McConnel provided Council with a presentation on the Okanagan Dream Rally, a fundraising event of 200 super cars, driver paired with a child in need, being driven from downtown Kelowna into Penticton for a lunch stop. The proposed route through Penticton was presented and Council referred the matter to staff to review the use of city roads on August 4, 2019 for the Okanagan Dream Rally fundraising event.

Harm Reduction- Interior Health

Dr. Karin Goodison, Medical Health Officer, Donna Jansons, MHSU Health Service Administrator, and Lesley Coates, Regional Harm Reduction Coordinator, provided Council with a presentation on mental health and substance use response. 

2019 Citizen Survey Results

The City’s Engagement Strategist reported back on the results of the 2019 citizen’s survey which helped form the Council strategic priorities. Visit shapeyourcitypenticton.ca to view the survey results.

Robinson Property Master Plan

Council approved the Robinson Property Master Plan as a guiding document for the future development of the property located at 2905 South Main Street known as the “Robinson Property”.

2019-2021 Council Strategic Priorities

Council adopted the 2019-2021 Council Strategic Priorities.  City Council established three strategic priorities that will guide the direction of the City thought 2021:  Asset & Amenity Management, Community Safety and Community Design.

Risk Management Policy

Council adopted the Risk Management Policy effective July 2, 2019. A Citywide Risk Management Policy and Framework is a proactive step in mitigating potential claims and associated costs by guiding department managers through the process of risk analysis to hep them build policies and plans to mitigate risks within the City.

Official Community Plan Bylaw No.  2019-08

Council gave first reading to “Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2019-08”, a bylaw that provides a framework of goals and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use within the City of Penticton boundaries. A Public Hearing for the “Official Community Plan Bylaw No, 2019-08” will be held on July 15, 2019 at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre at 6:00 p.m.


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 (www.penticton.ca/council) or call the City’s Corporate Administration Department at 250-490-2400.