Following the endorsement of Council’s Priorities, City Council will consider the establishment of four select committees at the upcoming meeting.
Two advisory councils and two task forces are being proposed. The Agriculture Advisory Committee and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee run for the duration of the current council’s term. The Official Community Plan – Housing Task Force and the Accessibility Task Force will have a set timeline to help meet Council’s priorities.
“As part of Council’s strategic planning, we identified some areas that would be best served by task force that is given specific tasks and timelines to provide feedback,” says Mayor Julius Bloomfield. “The review of the housing component of the OCP and accessibility in Penticton are two issues that we want immediate ideas on and each have deadlines for providing recommendations to council.”
The Official Community Plan – Housing Task Force is set to run until the end of December 2023. The Accessibility Task Force is on or before September 1, 2023.
Bloomfield notes that Council has the ability to establish more committees during the term.
Following the approval of the term of references for the committees, the call for volunteer members will go out. Applications will be available on the City of Penticton website and will be able to be submitted to email@example.com or dropped off to City Hall on or before March 24, 2023.