GRAEME JAMES

Experience & priorities
KELOWNA MUNICIPAL ELECTION

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OCTOBER 20, 2018

Previous Experience

On Council I have been a strong advocate for sound fiscal management. I understand budgets and can find efficiencies without cutting corners or reducing services. I know how to identify spending priorities that benefit the citizens of Kelowna. I bring a common sense approach and informed decision-making to Kelowna City Hall.

As noted, I have experience as a Kelowna City Councillor and with various City of Kelowna Advisory Committees. My past experience also includes President of the Interior Greenhouse Growers Association, President of the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market, and President of the Glenmore Valley Residents’ Society. I was also the Interior Representative for the BC Greenhouse Research Council.

2008 – 2011

  • Kelowna City Councillor
  • Central Okanagan Regional District Director
  • Okanagan Basin Water Board Director
  • Kelowna Joint Water Committee City Representative
  • Housing Committee Member
  • Bio-Solids Committee Member
  • Parcel Tax Review Committee Member

Previous Experience

On Council I have been a strong advocate for sound fiscal management. I understand budgets and can find efficiencies without cutting corners or reducing services. I know how to identify spending priorities that benefit the citizens of Kelowna. I bring a common sense approach and informed decision-making to Kelowna City Hall.

As noted, I have experience as a Kelowna City Councillor and with various City of Kelowna Advisory Committees. My past experience also includes President of the Interior Greenhouse Growers Association, President of the Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market, and President of the Glenmore Valley Residents’ Society. I was also the Interior Representative for the BC Greenhouse Research Council.

2008 – 2011

2008 – 2011

  • Kelowna City Councillor
  • Central Okanagan Regional District Director
  • Okanagan Basin Water Board Director
  • Kelowna Joint Water Committee City Representative
  • Housing Committee Member
  • Bio-Solids Committee Member
  • Parcel Tax Review Committee Member

PRIORITIES

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Reduce taxes – 2% or under can be achieved
  • Prioritize spending to maximize your tax dollars
  • Downsize Regional District of the Central Okanagan to eliminate duplication of services and reduce bureaucracy

TRANSPORTATION

  • Support alternate forms of transportation and alternate transportation corridors
  • Upgrade existing roads
  • Advance construction of the Okanagan Bypass from Spall Road to Hwy. 33

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Restore confidence in City Hall
  • Regain control of downtown through effective policing so businesses can prosper
  • Cut red tape that is hindering business and development

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Foster partnerships with Provincial agencies and build affordable housing for families and low-income singles

Elect Graeme James for Kelowna City Council October 2018

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CONTACT

gvg@shaw.ca
778-363-2861 (c)
250-762-2861 (h)