Steps taken to boost downtown safety during holiday shopping season

News Release

This year, the City of Penticton will be deploying dedicated Bylaw Officers throughout the downtown during December’s busiest shopping days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  The additional Officers will be focusing on COVID provincial health order compliance, parking and traffic enforcement, snow clearance and general community safety. 

“This additional Bylaw presence is part of the ‘Love Local Penticton’ campaign to support our downtown retailers and businesses,” said the City’s Bylaw Supervisor, Tina Siebert.

“Providing a safe environment is important to creating the desired vibrancy in the downtown,” said Penticton Mayor, John Vassilaki. “The seasonal operational changes being introduced will increase the visibility and response of our Bylaw Officers while supporting efforts to create a safe and enjoyable experience for downtown merchants and visitors.”


Tina Siebert
Bylaw Supervisor
City of Penticton

Philip Cooper
Communication Manager
City of Penticton