Robinson says housing and capitalizing on assets would attract families

City of Penticton: Robinson, Katie — Council Candidate answers what she would do to attract and retain young families.

  • Nov. 4, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Having a good supply of affordable housing would certainly help.

My hope is that the incoming Council will strike a task force to tackle that issue. Recently the regulations have softened in regard to secondary suites and carriage houses so there are more affordable places to live, however there never seems to be enough to fill the need.

I would like to work on some intergenerational projects where the younger generation and our elders could help each other out by perhaps providing service in exchange for lower rents. Also capitalizing on our existing assets would provide better paying jobs.