May 21, 2019 Council Highlights

BC Seniors’ Week & Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre 25th Anniversary Celebration

Mignonne Wood and John Archer invited Council to their 25th Anniversary Celebration happening on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre.

Open Data Policy - Open Penticton

Council approved “Open Data Hub – Open Penticton”, a policy that establishes the principles and practices the City will follow to enable the open sharing of data.

Downton Public Space & Economic Vitality Opportunities

Council authorized staff to initiate opportunities for downtown public space improvement such as: pop-up event space, local artist and musician space, storefront use expansion, public space beautification, vending opportunities, other innovative opportunities and that these opportunities take place in 2019.

Good Neighbour Amendment Bylaw No. 2019-20

Council gave first, second and third reading to “Good Neighbour Amendment Bylaw No. 2019-20”, a bylaw that introduces a broader definition of the word “street” to include spaces between storefronts and sidewalks and, for the word “obstruction”, include “sit or lie on a street” located between 100-300 Ellis Street, 200-400 Martin Street, and 100- 700 block of Main Street, between May 1 and September 30.

Amended Cannabis Retail Sales Policy

Council approved the amended ‘Cannabis Retail Sales Policy’ moving to a cap system whereby the overall number of stores in the community would be capped at 14, with a maximum of 7 permitted in the downtown area.

Memorial Arena Chiller Replacement

Council authorized staff to transfer $200,000 from the Asset Emergency Reserve, to fund the Memorial Arena chiller replacement.

LGMA 100 Years – Commemorative Tree Planting

In recognition of the local government profession and ongoing commitment to the community, Council authorized staff to proceed with selecting a tree and hold a commemorative tree planting ceremony with the board and staff from the RDOS on May 23, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the green space next to the City Hall.  


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.