At Monday’s UBCO Mayoral candidates forum, the moderator asked Colin Basran the question about his lack of leadership and stated that some of his previous supporters have abandoned him and have lost confidence in him, so why should other voters still believe in Colin as a leader.
Mr. Basran replied; ‘I am not aware of any previous supporters who have abandoned me’ This is an important point of interest for Mr. Basran and local voters. Garry Benson who was formally Colin Basran’s campaign manager for City Council in 2011, has abandoned Colin’s camp and is now Campaign Manager for Tom Dyas.
“I do not support Colin for Mayor because I do not believe Colin has the necessary leadership ability to eectively engage the community, which is critical in order to be a good Mayor. I feel he has not fulfilled the commitments he has made. Working with and knowing Tom Dyas for several years I am convinced Tom is the right person to lead our city, right now. There is a clear choice of electing Tom Dyas as Mayor, a man with integrity, over the ‘status quo style’ of Colin Basran”, stated Benson.
Mayoral candidate Tom Dyas stated: “Mr. Basran is oering more of the same: continued higher taxes, no plans to address the homeless crisis in the short-term, and more growth without proper roads and infrastructure. Clearly, he has no vision and makes decisions based on what will make him popular today, not based on how these decisions will affect citizens, 10 or 20 years from now”
Mr. Dyas reiterated that once elected, he will immediately commence the process to:
“We need to take immediate action and not rely on the statement that ‘things are going well so there is no need to change it.’ I don’t think our community believes that things are going well,” stated Dyas. “It is four years since Colin Basran became Mayor andmany Kelowna citizens have told me that they don’t feel safe going downtown, our roads are clogged and it is more difficult than ever to purchase a home.
The approximately 16% increase in taxes for the last 4 years, compounded with increased assessment values are unacceptable. Unprecedented levels of homelessness, crime and transportation problems cannot continue. “Change must happen!”, Dyas said.
On October 20th, vote for positive change. Elect Tom Dyas as your new Mayor! A man of integrity, wisdom and strong leadership!
October 16, 2018
At Monday’s UBCO Mayoral candidates forum, the moderator asked Colin Basran the question about his lack of leadership and stated that some of his previous supporters have abandoned him and have lost confidence in him, so why should other vot...
October 15, 2018
Mayoral candidate Tom Dyas is in no way surprised that the residents surrounding 2025 Agassiz Road in Kelowna are very upset. “They have good reason to be upset,” says Dyas. The neighborhood was supportive of a previous multi-family de...
October 11, 2018
Question: Everything costs money, and ultimately, those costs fall to the taxpayer. Over the past four years, the average tax increase in Kelowna has come in at 3.5 per cent. How do you propose to keep taxes low while still providing t...
October 5, 2018
Tom Dyas in to sit with Kent Molgat of KelownaNow on why he wants to be mayor. ...
October 5, 2018
Question: There has been a lot of concern in recent years about whether the lake front is being kept accessible to the general public. Some people are concerned that rich home owners are able to build structures that impede beac...