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Penticton boundary extension receives electoral approval

The Skaha Bluffs boundary extension has passed voter approval through the alternate approval process.
November 17, 2017 - 10:42 AM

PENTICTON - Penticton could see an expansion of its boundaries in the near future.

The Skaha Bluffs area boundary extension application has received electoral approval through the alternate approval process which ended Nov. 15, according to a media release from the City of Penticton issued yesterday, Nov. 16.

A total of 2,680 signatures were needed to force the process to a referendum, with the city receiving a total of 382 valid petitions and 10 petitions deemed invalid because they did not have a Penticton address or a signature.

A certificate of sufficiency has been prepared, confirming the results of the electoral approval process, the city says. The certificate will be presented to council at the Nov. 21 meeting along with a staff report including a summary of feedback collected through the public engagement process.

The city says a final decision on the boundary extension will be made by the provincial cabinet once they have received the results of the approval process.

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