Engagement process

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Engaged communities are strong communities.

The City frequently seeks input regarding: priorities for the community, land use planning, projects and initiatives.

Decisions made by local government are improved through open and transparent processes, and through the input of citizens and stakeholders. The key to a balanced process is ensuring City leaders and decision makers understand the perspectives, opinions, ideas and concerns of people potentially affected by decisions. Before decisions are made, public input is collected, where appropriate, and included along with other considerations such as financial, environmental and technical limitations, as well as longer term plans (e.g. Official Community Plan).

Depending on the nature of the project, our public engagement includes various means of community involvement:

  • We inform by making timely information, updates and news available through a variety of channels
  • We consult with key experts, consultants, effected community members or groups and key stakeholders to bring multiple views and opinions into the process
  • We involve the public, experts, and special interest groups in planning, analysis and decision-making opportunities
  • We collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external advisors, community members and others to work together on solutions
  • We empower others to be involved or to lead or contribute to projects or initiatives


Get Involved, Kelowna!

Connect | Engage | Inspire

Tour the engagement site and register to receive news about the latest City-led projects. Find timely public input opportunities and help shape policy, projects and other initiatives in your community. Meet the people at the City of Kelowna who are listening to your feedback for each initiative.

Engaged communities are strong communities.

The City frequently seeks input regarding: priorities for the community, land use planning, projects and initiatives.

Decisions made by local government are improved through open and transparent processes, and through the input of citizens and stakeholders. The key to a balanced process is ensuring City leaders and decision makers understand the perspectives, opinions, ideas and concerns of people potentially affected by decisions. Before decisions are made, public input is collected, where appropriate, and included along with other considerations such as financial, environmental and technical limitations, as well as longer term plans (e.g. Official Community Plan).

Depending on the nature of the project, our public engagement includes various means of community involvement:

  • We inform by making timely information, updates and news available through a variety of channels
  • We consult with key experts, consultants, effected community members or groups and key stakeholders to bring multiple views and opinions into the process
  • We involve the public, experts, and special interest groups in planning, analysis and decision-making opportunities
  • We collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams, external advisors, community members and others to work together on solutions
  • We empower others to be involved or to lead or contribute to projects or initiatives


Get Involved, Kelowna!

Connect | Engage | Inspire

Tour the engagement site and register to receive news about the latest City-led projects. Find timely public input opportunities and help shape policy, projects and other initiatives in your community. Meet the people at the City of Kelowna who are listening to your feedback for each initiative.

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In regards to the Casorso Active Transport Corridor A3. I would love to see the road shared by the cyclists and the people/motorists that are parking/living there from the area of KLO to Lanfranco Road. We have such limited parking and it would be very nice to be able to park at my home of residence at that corner. We have seniors/small children/ and people with medical needs that need to park near their home too. Please if possible, it would be of great help to find a way that everyone can share the road at that corner. In fact we see very few cyclist and more pedestrians using the side walk. It would be nice if the walkers could get a flashing light ( at the cross walk ) and some speed bumps and only paint the cyclist road markers. That way everyone can share the road safely

maria johnson about 21 hours ago

with regards to the Casorso Active Transport Corridor, a fence or a hedge should be put in along Casorso road at the Central Mobile home park. There has been alot of theft and trespassing in this park and the fence/hedge would help to alleviate this problem. Would also make a good sound barrier for the area while looking attractive as well.

Dddoscar 22 days ago

I wonder- could city create an underground area for highway 97 as it enters the city of Kelowna?
There is something like this in North Vancouver (as one enters from the Ironworkers bridge).

The advantage would calm and quiet the downtown area traffic, give the city more high quality space for shops etc towards the water. And the highway can simply continue on further away from the core city area.

Davek about 1 month ago

It would be great to see a mixture of smart co-housing mixed into the private living spaces set for the Kelowna North End (old Tolko Mill area).

Some suggested ideas to get community conversation/survey started:

1. Showcase successful shared housing models that can be followed ie. Denmark Co-housing, Happiness Project. And ask the community…


2. “What other multigenerational or co-housing models have worked in the past, that you know about?


3. What are the friction points? 


4. What are the items/spaces would one need or want to have private, and what items/spaces could be shared?



Bonus

5. Can an outdoor area (with soft and and hardscaping) transform with the seasons to give it greater functionality?

Thanks!


Q- Can a neighbourhood or pocket park area have soft and and hardscaping that transforms easily with the seasons to give it greater functionality?

- What about a similar transforming outdoor space in a 'private' co-housing setting?

Davek about 1 month ago

It would great to see something like Granville Island built into the old Tolko Site. The marina (perhaps with water 'taxi' boats that can be used to visit Vernon or Penticton), art school for the arts and the public-market create a hub for gathering.
Make it a fun place to be with water-side walkways. Cheers

April.BWH about 1 month ago

This engagement process is fantastic! Thanks for setting this up.

April.BWH about 1 month ago

I wish Canada will become civilized some day and have proper public transportation for the citizens to move around the country combining reasonable prices and times. This seems to be total utopia for a wealthy country. I mean not even the roads for driving are normal. I do not wish to get into other issues as it will ruin the rest of my day.

daniel about 1 month ago

I agree with the other comment asking for more cultural events such as African, Latin etc music. Also there are quite a few areas in the city that could be used with this purpose during specifically themed festivals. For example a Jazz festival. Landmark could have a stage, the park on the other side of Harvey could also have a stage ( It actually already has a stage looking construction). there are many areas in the city that could be used for cultural events and draw people towards them. Instead of just focusing on putting everything in the same place.

daniel about 2 months ago

could not open the link for the engagement survey. windows defender. One of the restricting reasons for not taking my bike is THEFT.

Powell 3 months ago

I was directed here to enter my idea for a signature event, but was re-directed, page not found. Sadly, I was schooled before computers were invented, so could be due to my own incompetence. But I did not find what I was looking for even with the direct link provided by Chris Babcock. I suppose that is one way to filter 'out old and boring' and allow only the youthful ideas.

jschloss 5 months ago

Would like to see more events with bands playing, jazz, african drums, new sounds from outside of the region.
Hosting musicians and artists from outside of the region,

Would like to have events in the park to be permitted, for example, djs in the park on meet us on Bernard,

Markets on Bernard,

A bigger downtown.

marruelcharif 6 months ago

Would be nice to have more cultural events.

Would like to see the theater host plays in different languages.

More cultural events

marruelcharif 6 months ago

Would love to have a Beach bar by the beach, where people can have lunch, have a cocktail, and tan, go for a swim if they want.

A beach club with a pool and a sandy beach.

Where events can be held too and their would be an entrance fee.

marruelcharif 6 months ago

Would love to have a public outdoor Pool like the city if Montreal has.

A Public Outdoor Pool operated by the city where people can swim laps and tan and kids can have their own small pool.

marruelcharif 6 months ago

I would like to see the road up Knox Mountain to remain closed.
The mountain road is very busy now with people walking, some with dogs, strollers and children, also many bikes , long boarders and recently, electric scooters.
I think that it is safer not having to navigate cars, trucks, recreation vehicles and motorcycles going up and down the mountain. At times the vehicles meeting going up and down the road at the same time when the public are walking and it's necessary to scramble to the narrow gravel shoulder.
It is a very tranquil experience to walk up the mountain without the traffic.

Linda Nickel 8 months ago

Love it. It was my hope from day one ATC path would extend to the Greenway parking. Kelowna is an active city. Tourists love to be active and be as close to waterfront parks as possible. For those that cannot ride bikes anymore, I would dream of a electric bus/tram-like that would travel from downtown to Boyce Gyro alone the corridor. It would be a hop-on, hop off (one fare) like Boston MA has and it facilitates people travelling, shopping, eating, swimming, visiting and cuts down on cars. Great tourist attraction. Could even provide tours with summer jobs for kids taking about heritage, buildings, history of area. Win win for us all. Barbara Carroll.

barbara carroll 8 months ago

Always good to see more grass in the Down Town core. and improvement to the sand beach area.

KenD 12 months ago

I have yet to see any Kelowna community designed to foster a healthy housing or healthy community initiative. All I see are hillsides full of boring unattractive housing developments. In my opinion after 45 plus years of research none that reflect a healthy housing or healthy community.

Communities are continuing to be designed that reflect a bygone era. A society far different than the one we presently live in.

Global Agro-Ecology/Permaculture Consultant 12 months ago

Well, at first try I wanted to enter some feedback on the proposed ATC.. when I click on the link it goes to "page not found".. not very engaging .

steve about 1 year ago

It is a great idea as long as the City listens.

Christine R12 over 4 years ago
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