Powell said incentives needed for business

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

  • Nov. 4, 2014 7:00 a.m.
Vic Powell is running for a seat on the City of Penticton council.

Vic Powell is running for a seat on the City of Penticton council.

This question comes up during every election and nothing is ever done about it. Why?

The South Okanagan has been well know for years as being a low paying sector of B.C. In order to bring young people to Penticton you have to advertise yourself. You can not do by sitting in city hall behind a desk.

The economic development section of the city must employ trained personnel. One person cannot do it alone. By enticing good employers to the area this will be a start but it has to happen before anything. I brought up incentives in the past elections and the previous councils have implemented them.