Whitman promises to never claim travel expenses

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (All Areas): Area D director New candidate for Kaleden store, Okanagan Falls revitalization

  • Oct. 21, 2014 5:00 p.m.
Alan Whitman

Alan Whitman

I am opposed to the higher property taxes and poorer road maintenance in Area D (Kaleden/Okanagan Falls) that would result from incorporation of South Skaha.

The province can create a municipality without holding a referendum, but you can vote against Tom Siddon’s incorporation agenda now, at this election. Details online at www.alanwhitman.ca.

In the Sept. 30 Penticton Herald Director Siddon paternalistically suggested that Upper Carmi might be annexed by Penticton without ever asking Upper Carmi residents their opinion. A Wine Centre focal point for downtown Okanagan Falls is an excellent idea; but common sense says that the revitalization consultant’s recommendation for one-way streets on Seventh and Eighth avenues is premature.

I will strongly lobby the province to give Kaleden’s store a liquor license again. Kaleden needs its general store. I will work for a park for Heritage Hills/Lakeshore Highlands, extending sewer service to Skaha Estates and lower Kaleden, Kaleden’s Lakehill Road sidewalk, protection of the Twin Lakes aquifer, a feasibility study of fire protection for Upper Carmi, and a garbage transfer station at Apex.

When assigned to build a new Prince George weather office, I completed the project for only 28 per cent of budget. If elected, I will never claim any travel expenses.