Mandarino says safety a big issue in West Kelowna

District of West Kelowna: Mandarino, Mary-mayor candidate says second bridge crossing of Okanagan Lake poses some dilemma questions.

  • Tue Oct 28th, 2014 6:00pm
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1) What do you feel is the most significant issues facing West Kelowna and how would you suggest it be resolved?

•    Safety

•    A reliable source of electricity

•    Civic Centre and related costs

2) What personal characteristics or background do you possess that make you an ideal candidate for council?

I have been a businesswoman since 1986

I have successfully negotiated contracts with municipal, provincial, and federal government agencies.

I am passionate about my community.

I have been a long time community volunteer.

3) What is your vision for any future development of West Kelowna’s waterfront along Okanagan Lake?

My vision for West Kelowna’s Okanagan Lake waterfront:

To protect it for the use of the community

To ensure that it is accessible to the community

To beautify it and make it a gem of the Westside.

4) What can the District of West Kelowna do to attract more business investment to the community?

Businesses are attracted to areas that have reasonable taxes, a good labour supply, attractive business areas, good infrastructure, economic housing, good schools, and reliable power.

5) Why do you agree or disagree that a second bridge crossing of Okanagan Lake is important to the future of West Kelowna?

Second Crossing of Okanagan Lake is a dilemma and poses some questions:- is it required? Or do we need to make our present Roads and Transportation system work in a more efficient way? How will this second crossing be paid for? Will it mean an increase in the tax on gas?