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Former mayor to fulfil byelection promise

MLA Dan Ashton will deliver a cheque to city council tonight as part of his promise to cover Penticton's byelection costs.
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November 04, 2013 - 10:50 AM

PENTICTON - Questions about a zero-per cent tax increase being sustainable and about a proposed new firefighting training site will be two hot topics at tonight's city council meeting.

A fiscal review committee had both these items on the table to be picked at and it wants a business case made for the training site and further chats on keeping taxes where they are or having them increased.

Former mayor and MLA Dan Ashton will be giving a cheque to council tonight to cover the byelection expenses incurred when he resigned to run for provincial office.

Ashton has long promised he would cover the cost of any byelection if and when he ran for the MLA seat and plans to make good on his word. The amount is expected to range between $30,000 to $35,000.

And anybody who is for the birds cannot be for the pigeons if city council outlaws feeding them.

City leadership will discuss adding a $100 pigeon-feeding fine to the Good Neighbour Bylaw at tonight's council meeting.

For more information on tonight's council meeting check out the agenda.

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