Hot Topics Open House

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Residents will have the opportunity to mull over three ‘hot’ topics in one evening at the multi-topic open houses planned in early December. On Dec. 4 between 3 pm and 7 pm at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre and Dec. 5 at the same time at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, staff will be on hand to discuss work on the Lake-to-Lake Cycling Route, the Skaha Lake Park East Plan, and the 2020-2024 Business and Financial Plans.

An overview of the topics to be discussed is provided below. Mark the dates in your calendar and watch for more information about each of the topics to be released in the days leading up to the open houses. All information to be shared at the open houses and opportunities to provide feedback will also be available at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.

Lake-to-lake Cycling Route (Displays / Feedback Forms)

  • The City kicked off involvement of the community in the identification of a lake-to-lake cycling route in September during the Pedal Penticton event.
  • A technical review of the possible streets has been completed and the City is getting ready to share the findings and options for the route.
  • Residents and business owners will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the options at the open house as well as through shapeyourcitypenticton.ca until Dec. 19.
  • Feedback is being collected from Residents and Businesses along the route options as well as interested members of the public.
  • Feedback collected will be used to narrow the options to a preferred route. The community will be invited to discuss the preferred route before a recommendation is made to Council.

Skaha Lake Park East Plan (Displays / Feedback Form)

  • One of the main priorities of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is the creation of a Park Master Plan for Skaha Park.
  • Recognizing the pressing need for direction from the community on older amenities in the park including the marina, dragon boat building and splash park, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee endorsed creating a plan for the east side of the park.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the needs of this area of the park and the process to develop the plan.
  • They will also be invited to consider ideas that have been put forth by citizens representing the local parks groups as well as share their own ideas.
  • Feedback collected at these events and through shapeyourcitypenticton.ca until Dec. 19 and will be used to create a concept that will be reviewed with the community at future engagement opportunities before it is shared with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for a recommendation and Council for a decision.

2020-2024 Business and Financial Plans (Displays / Feedback Form)

  • Citizens will be invited to review the City’s business and financial plans for 2020-2024.
  • The documents provide citizens with visibility into the operations of the City including challenges and opportunities, proposed initiatives and budget requests.
  • Feedback will be gathered at the open houses and online until Dec. 9 and will be shared with Council during the Budget Talks meetings from Dec. 10-12 as they consider their support for the proposed plans and upcoming budget.


Residents will have the opportunity to mull over three ‘hot’ topics in one evening at the multi-topic open houses planned in early December. On Dec. 4 between 3 pm and 7 pm at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre and Dec. 5 at the same time at the Penticton Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, staff will be on hand to discuss work on the Lake-to-Lake Cycling Route, the Skaha Lake Park East Plan, and the 2020-2024 Business and Financial Plans.

An overview of the topics to be discussed is provided below. Mark the dates in your calendar and watch for more information about each of the topics to be released in the days leading up to the open houses. All information to be shared at the open houses and opportunities to provide feedback will also be available at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca.

Lake-to-lake Cycling Route (Displays / Feedback Forms)

  • The City kicked off involvement of the community in the identification of a lake-to-lake cycling route in September during the Pedal Penticton event.
  • A technical review of the possible streets has been completed and the City is getting ready to share the findings and options for the route.
  • Residents and business owners will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the options at the open house as well as through shapeyourcitypenticton.ca until Dec. 19.
  • Feedback is being collected from Residents and Businesses along the route options as well as interested members of the public.
  • Feedback collected will be used to narrow the options to a preferred route. The community will be invited to discuss the preferred route before a recommendation is made to Council.

Skaha Lake Park East Plan (Displays / Feedback Form)

  • One of the main priorities of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is the creation of a Park Master Plan for Skaha Park.
  • Recognizing the pressing need for direction from the community on older amenities in the park including the marina, dragon boat building and splash park, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee endorsed creating a plan for the east side of the park.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the needs of this area of the park and the process to develop the plan.
  • They will also be invited to consider ideas that have been put forth by citizens representing the local parks groups as well as share their own ideas.
  • Feedback collected at these events and through shapeyourcitypenticton.ca until Dec. 19 and will be used to create a concept that will be reviewed with the community at future engagement opportunities before it is shared with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for a recommendation and Council for a decision.

2020-2024 Business and Financial Plans (Displays / Feedback Form)

  • Citizens will be invited to review the City’s business and financial plans for 2020-2024.
  • The documents provide citizens with visibility into the operations of the City including challenges and opportunities, proposed initiatives and budget requests.
  • Feedback will be gathered at the open houses and online until Dec. 9 and will be shared with Council during the Budget Talks meetings from Dec. 10-12 as they consider their support for the proposed plans and upcoming budget.