1st time council candidate
Kelowna native Davis Kyle is the latest to throw his hat into the ring in the run up to the municipal election.
Davis, 25, a civil servant with Public Service and Procurement Canada, announced Monday he will seek a seat on city council when voters go to the polls Oct. 15 to elect a new city council.
In a news release, Kyle says his career centers around “responsible financial management for taxpayers and entrepreneurs,” ensuring that “taxpayer dollars are used prudently.”
He describes himself as an independent voice with the plan, and energy to make Kelowna more affordable, safe and livable for all Kelowna residents.
Kyle says he understands the need for affordable housing as someone who has rented in four different cities throughout university, and someone who has also been “renovicted.”
He supports increasing affordable housing land acquisition, loosening exclusionary zoning laws and removing some of the government barriers that drive up the cost of housing for first-time homebuyers.
Kyle also believes road infrastructure and transportation need to be improved to help residents who face ever-increasing traffic problems.
He says he supports protection of the tree canopy and would advocate for the ward system in Kelowna so every neighborhood is well represented around the council table.
Kyle says he has attended every public hearing since December and has tuned into numerous daytime meetings as well.
He volunteers every Saturday filling hampers for the Central Okanagan Food Bank, is a director with the
Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition and sings with the Okanagan Festival Singers.
Kyle is the third candidate to officially announce he is running for a seat on council.