September 23, 2014 - 1:23 PM
KELOWNA – Luke Stack announced Tuesday he will seek a third term on council this November.
If elected, Stack says his priorities will be to increase affordable housing for lower income families, expand police services, encourage pedestrian priority over vehicles within town centres, expand the number of bicycle lanes throughout the city and create more integrated neighbourhoods.
“Each neighbourhood should have provisions for care homes, affordable housing, open space, daycare services, public schools, commerce and shopping and be connected by roads,” he announced on his website Lukestack.com.
Born and raised in Calgary, Stack moved to Kelowna in the 1980s where he founded the organization that would become the Society of Hope, a non-profit housing society that now manages 15 developments in the Central Okanagan.
Stack, an avid cyclist, was appointed director of the Central Okanagan Regional District in 2013 and is currently a board member of the Downtown Kelowna Association.
He was first elected to council in 2008 and re-elected again in 2011.
Of the current councillors, only Stack and Mohini Singh have announced they want another term as councillor. Coun. Colin Basran announced in April he would run for mayor and Andre Blanleil, Gerry Zimmermann and Robert Hobson confirmed they will not seek re-election. Gail Given has said in the past she is considering running for mayor but has not yet made an official declaration.
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