British Columbia Chapter
Welcome to the British Columbia group on Global Rethink. People living in this location are encouraged to... View more
Welcome to the British Columbia group on Global Rethink. People living in this location are encouraged to join this group and take part in local initiatives focused on Healthcare, Mental Health, Education, Local Farming, local policing, Gardening, banking, and local Sovereign City Council activity.
In the Forums section, you will find all the Cities and engage in discussions and plans on what to do next, and how to work together. One of the things we are creating is a process for local residents to select a “Jury” of people from their community to decide on important decisions. Being a Sovereign member, you will have rights to vote on every local action or law, a process that hasn’t been given to the people of Canada in the past. People need to have the power to decide the changes taking place in their local communities. Any abuse to remove that power from the people will be removed.
We need to work together, and stand together.
How can we halt the progression of Penticton becoming a Smart City? Our council is currently spending millions of tax payer dollars on a bike lane that is harming local businesses. The cost overruns are causing additional millions of tax payer dollars and the contingency fund of tax payer dollars set up for maintenance for the entire year was spent in the first 3 months. There were existing bike lanes in place but they were ignored in favour of the Smart City bike lanes which have eliminated valuable parking spaces in our downtown core and caused financial harm to the businesses that no longer have free parking near their business. This is just the first step to Penticton’s Smart City initiative.