Election 2014: Alan Monk says incremental improvements needed

City of Kelowna: Monk, Alan—running for city councillor

  • Wed Oct 15th, 2014 6:00am
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Alan Monk formally began his election campaign Oct. 14 for a seat on Kelowna city council on a platform of bringing a fiscal approach to maintain Kelowna’s international brand.

“Kelowna has all the right things naturally given to us; we have Okanagan Lake, Big White, mountain trails, a great climate and a great grape-growing region—and the world knows this,” said Monk.

“We’ve built a world-class brand that is critical to our economy. Investments in city amenities, recreation, culture and infrastructure will keep Kelowna at the top of Canada’s most desirable cities.”

Support for parks, arts and public spaces is a key part of Monk’s platform, who himself is an athlete and outdoor enthusiast.

Monk also offered a balanced approach for city budgeting. “I will work steadfastly to find cost efficiencies to make city funds go as far as possible, with a focus on incremental improvements to our city,” says Monk. “Now is not the time for extreme tax policies—up or down.”