Bloomfield welcomes new premier

Statement

“On behalf of the City of Penticton, I want to offer congratulations to David Eby as he becomes British Columbia’s new premier.

“The issues impacting our residents are echoed throughout the province. Residents are demanding all levels of government work together to create safer and healthier communities.

“Our city council is committed to doing our part on issues of prolific offenders, mental health and addictions, and the creation of new housing across the spectrum. We can’t do it alone and need all provincial agencies to take bold action to combat these challenges, as municipalities don’t have the ability to deal with them unilaterally. The best way to accomplish these shared goals is through a partnership where all good ideas are accepted and local needs are respected.

“As Premier Eby begins his new job, with promised action on these fronts, we look forward to a constructive and productive relationship with the provincial government.”