Municipal Elections 2014  

$5M pledged for SEKID water

Another day - another big money election pledge from Taxpayers First.

The Kelowna party running a slate of five candidates in the upcoming municipal election has pledged $5M for water quality improvements in Southeast Kelowna if elected.

This election promise comes on the heels of Wednesday's pledge of $5M for improvements in Rutland.

Taxpayers First says the money would come from P4 initiatives such as the Regional District Enhancements, and the Heritage Trail, and from matching funds from other levels of government.

“It seems that many of the other candidates are offering vague principles, but no concrete ideas," says Taxpayers First candidate, Carol Gran.

"The one concrete idea that most of them seem to commit to is increasing taxes. I don’t see how they can commit to increasing taxes, without having any specific uses for those taxes laid out.”

Councillor candidate Dale Olson says Taxpayers First is about fairness for the taxpayers.

“Surplus dividends from the four P4 Projects will be used, along with matching funds from other levels of government, to ensure that there is no additional tax burden to Kelowna taxpayers to meet our pledge for drinkable water in Southeast Kelowna, and the other critical infrastructure projects we are proposing.”


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