A few 2020 thoughts for Kamloops….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: January 1, 2020 11:47 pm

It is always a challenge to distill thoughts for a whole year into something easily digestible. It is important though to try. Not only to do intentional thinking myself but also very importantly to solicit input and ideas from whoever would like to offer them.I begin this year with hope and a can do attitude. In a time where there is a lot of anxi …

Downtown transportation choices plan vote seemingly goes sideways, perhaps actually provides important learning….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: December 13, 2019 10:38 pm

After many months and a hundred thousand dollars, at this week’s council “committee of the whole” meeting, city staff presented what most would have thought would be the final draft of the downtown Kamloops transportation choices plan.Almost always, final drafts of plans are approved as there has already been a lot of discussion, debate, and decisi …

Why we need to think twice about adding more downtown parking…

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: December 13, 2019 10:36 am

  I know a lot of people in Kamloops think downtown parking is a problem. I’ve even characterized it as a problem from time to time. I’ve called it a good problem, a sign of a healthy downtown, but a problem nonetheless.  So why do I think we need to think very carefully about adding new parking downtown? My answer to this question centres around t …

Business Case Released for New Kamloops Performing Arts Centre Proposal….

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: October 24, 2019 8:44 pm

  Kamloops has an amazing community of arts supporters! And today the Kamloops Centre for the Arts Society released the business case (pdf file) for the new performing arts centre proposal. I am hoping this building can be as energy efficient as possible and that the public subsidy is kept as low as possible. Can this building actually have no net …

Welcome to Your Kamloops!: Kamloops Councillors Talk Civility

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: October 18, 2019 8:35 pm

We made another one! Kathy Sinclair and I spent about 11 minutes talking about: civility / incivility in the federal election partisan politics, why we would not run for MLA or MP Obama as a guest? The white arrow in the orange button below will play this podcast…   View the full article from the original source

Welcome to Your Kamloops!: Kamloops Councillors Talk Civility

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: June 20, 2019 6:42 pm

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Raw notes from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech at FCM 2019

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: June 6, 2019 6:27 pm

– middle class  – family  – retirement secure  – communities are strength and force of our country – Federal government as partner to local govt – we've seen promises broken by some provinces  – infrastructure funding priority for this mandate , moved quickly early  – clean water a right  – homelessness and affordability changes – national hou …

Raw note from Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s speech at FCM 2019

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: June 4, 2019 6:26 pm

(not comprehensive) a passionate call to action on climate action – in 2015, green party platform adhered most to FCM goals- long term stable infrastructure funding – not just money, seat at a table – council of Canadian governments, 4 orders of governments- must not let politicians divide us- one country, one family – all hands on deck- shoutout t …

Raw notes from NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s speech at FCM 2019

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: June 2, 2019 6:22 pm

        (Not comprehensive) – live in an incredible country – municipal leaders are fabric of country  – deserve a federal partner who will work with you on big challlenges  – 2 challenges : climate change and growing inequality – outdated funding system for municipalities – need true federal partner who will stand up with you and give you tools yo …

Raw notes from Canada’s leader of the opposition Andrew Scheer at FCM 2919

by: Arjun Singh
Posted on: May 31, 2019 6:22 pm

(Not necessarily comprehensive) .- helping Cdns get ahead, not just get by  – FCM very important – less than 13% of infrastructure funds have gone out under Liberals – infrastructure program not well managed – unplanned and unmanaged deficits . Conservatives will get this fixed  – will work with provinces AND municipalities – invest in programs tha …