Jakubeit wants more exposure for the city

City of Penticton: Jakubeit, Andrew — Mayoral candidate answers what he would do to attract and retain young families.

  • Nov. 14, 2014 7:00 a.m.

My vision to create a Mayor’s Select Task Force for Economic Innovations and Affordable housing was to create actionable solutions for attracting and retaining young families.

We need to make it affordable for families to live here. We have great schools, amenities, and lifestyle. When a prospective worker comes to town for a job interview, we need to connect their spouse with job opportunities, schools, and community introductions so they feel welcomed.

We need to invest in Economic Development initiatives for business recruitment, high tech, animation, and continue to foster entrepreneurship. Tourism can also help expose young families to Penticton.