Highlights of June 22 Council meeting

June 24, 2020
Council highlights

RCMP update

Kelowna RCMP Superintendent Brent Mundle updated Council on local RCMP activities. Supt. Mundle spoke about initiatives targeting street-level drug activity and property and auto theft, increased bike and foot patrols in downtown, crime prevention programs, and work being done with partner agencies for more effective policing. Read Supt. Mundle’s presentation here and his powerpoint presentation here.

Environmental priorities

Council heard an update on initiatives related to environmental protection and climate action, a Council Priority. Council directed staff to investigate the resource and financial implications to accelerate progress on the actions outlined in the Community Climate Action Plan.

E-scooters

Council defeated a motion to restrict e-scooter use along the Waterfront Walkway and on Bernard Avenue. While the e-scooters will be allowed to navigate the waterfront, companies offering the rentals have paused their operations due to COVID-19. The e-scooters will not be operational until the Province grants the City the ability to regulate e-scooters, similarly to bicycles, so they can ride on city streets.