Picton would develop long-term plan to attract young families

City of Penticton: Picton, Max — Council Candidate answers what he would do to attract and retain young families.

  • Nov. 4, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Max Picton is running for a seat on the City of Penticton council.

Max Picton is running for a seat on the City of Penticton council.

This is certainly a complex question that requires several things working together to achieve.

In attempt to meet the word limit, here are my thoughts in point form: Affordable housing needs to be addressed; Our hidden job market needs to be exposed; Youthful entertainment or festivals need to be provided; Daycare or babysitter services need to be more available. T

hese are a few things we need to work on immediately in order to begin attracting young families into our city.

Unfortunately there’s no quick fix for this problem; it will take a properly developed, long-term plan to be implemented.