Council Highlights

Council Highlights

A brief and informal summary of the latest decisions made by Penticton City Council. 

Responsible Dog Owner bylaw replaced by modernized Animal Control bylaw

Council has approved a new Animal Control bylaw that replaces the old dog control bylaw.

Bylaw Services Manager Tina Mercier told councillors this is a “more progressive bylaw, a modern animal control bylaw.”

Mercier notes the bylaw provides more authority to give veterinarian orders, more tools to prevent reoccurrence of serious injuries and the ability to control cat population. 

The bylaw also has provisions around the number of companion animals allowed.

It also makes clear that dealing with wildlife – such as urban deer and raccoons – remains the purview of the provincial government.

Active Transportation Grant requests okayed
City Council gave the go-ahead for the City of Penticton to apply for funding from the BC Active Transportation Fund for two projects.

For more details on the application, click here.

Council seeks details on prisoner release, want meeting with warden
A motion from Councillor Helena Konanz asking a letter be sent to the Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth ‘requesting they provide the number of individuals in custody who have been released in the last 12 months from the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver and dropped off in Penticton’ was passed.

As well, a motion from Councillor Ryan Graham requesting the warden of the Okanagan Correctional Centre be invited to speak before council was passed.

Rezoning on Forestbrook moves to public hearing
A proposal that would see a property at 565 Forestbrook Drive rezoned so it can subdivide it into two lots to construct a single detached dwelling with secondary suite on one lot and two single detached dwellings on the other lot was moved ahead by council. 

The next step will be a public hearing on the proposal on December 6.

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.