Kelowna City Council meeting highlights

Imagine Kelowna speaker #3

Council received a presentation from Michael Geller, on the Future of Housing, challenges and opportunities, as the third talk of the Imagine Kelowna guest speaker series. Geller is an architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer who shared his extensive knowledge in urban design, affordable housing and housing density.

LED street light retrofit project

Council received information about the proposed project to convert all compatible High Pressure Sodium lighting to LED technology. The project will see payback in 3.7 years with a return on investment, over the 15-year life of the project, of $13 million.

National Housing Strategy response

Council directed staff to submit a written response to the Government of Canada regarding the National Housing Strategy consultation. The response supports the strategy direction and emphasizes the need for federal strategies that address housing affordability, support new affordable rental housing, meet the needs of changing demographics, and address the needs of the homeless.

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