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January

12/2013 What would Kamloops look like at its best in 2013.

INTERACTION in SOCIAL/Public Spaces- be playful create Happy Experiences Arts and Living Art in Public Spaces *(3)Development community buildings business ground floor, parking below ground housing on second floor Small town feel and values maintained Embrace and service Local markets and micro breweries, more restaurants like Terra and Brownstone Enriched city vs Growth Balance economy with livability Make sure young families move to Kamloops and that present families have children No poverty Volunteers are appreciated and supported Industry jobs are knowledge based and stay here Expand services at Riverside park: cafs outdoor markets More trees, downtown and in valleyview Waterfront development that is good for seniors Waterfront development: move the trains or put them above or underground Traffic calmed neighborhoods More use of greenspace for community gardens Better Future Urban Planning (mixed zoning) Open air markets Use empty spaces for dog walking and playing Bus stops that are covered and comfy to stop and chat Create Warmer neighborhoods (live and Shop). Liked visioning for Tourn-City of Kamloops need for another visioning session on to come with new TRUE vision of future Unified Vision of a inclusive community Focus on diversity within residential and commercial buildings a self sufficient city as far as food energy and services Brock and North Shore subsidize the pumping of water to the higher levels (north shore 200ft) Aberdeen is 2250ft reduce carbon footprint Business incubator no brain drain Youth activity center that teaches life skills and games First class facility for youth * (5)Solar energy incentives Affordable solar energy Wind generators Very little or zero waste with plans to achieve goal We are supported by Arts vs Mill town

Industry through innovation Slow and steady growth of the city Bridge between TRU and Kamloops City center Density downtown Community events that involve youth Harmonize downtown between North and South downtowns Kamlooops is talked about as a model where every person is enthusiastic and involved in their community Environmental Guardinaship another bridge for pedestrians Enhancing business and merchants on the North Shore and Brock

*(4)Gondola to higher elevations (eg from downtown, north shore, valleyview) to Aberdeen, Tru . It is cheap to run ie: charge itself at night would be a tourism draw good to move bikes as well. Fine Arts Centre at TRU and a gondola to link to north shore for an evening out Use a Gondola to connect Hotels with Mac Park Build a gondola that goes straight across the river and then up Build a gondola and link it with buses on the north shore, reduce bridge congestion Ask KGHM to fund a gondola City should work with schools to turn them into functioning neighborhood hubs. *(2)City should focus on supporting neighborhoods to build connections. We need more integrated neighborhoods EG: how to throw a block party kit. Downtown and North Shore business areas host family activities summer and winter More services and growth for North Shore Encourage businesses that promote family ie:tubing on the river Better Tourism services: an information centre that is open evenings and weekends *(3)Divide the city into smaller communities within the larger city. *(2)Each community has its own services: no need to go downtown. Senior dominant population by numbers, mobility issues, scooters, bicycles and walking. All current buildings should be modified for seniors. Senior centers, health and recreation centers in each Neighborhood. *(4)Neighborhood clusters of transportation family doctors clinics health care teams and natural paths More person involvement of citizens Mine is a plus Small green spaces throughout the city Parks and squares /more neighborhood parks that are utilized all year round Keep Kamloops under 125,000 population Keep Kamloops a small town Non-profit networking Intergenerational connections Well social planning council that encourages other groups to network Great to Invite input into Kamplan

Better bridging between North and South Kamloops Roads one way in and one way out Vibrant Downtown Develop a new city theme..Not just sports Downtown focus that is welcoming to seniors Original Kam-Plan Information based economy Fibre in every home Clean industry Beauty of the people of Kamloops reflected in beauty of the planning and architecture/presently every entry into the city is visually horrendous Positive impact outside of town to attract people Attract well done industry compatible with triple bottom line (social-environmental economy) Doing it Right in Kamloops More good paying jobs with enhanced industry Only offer classes at University that will produce a paying job Have environmentally responsible industry Localized economy Co operation socially economically with housing and transportation and profit sharing and less traveling. Strong communities and pride in Neighborhoods. Support local economies, particularly in the agricultural sector. Support local, produce, and local made clothing. Draw in young families. *(2)Offer outdoor comforts. Social interaction in outdoor spaces. More community activities that focus on youth. Link communities with demographics. More spin farming, rooftop gardens public produce and use the downtown area to feed our city Opening up hi tech community to public Everyone has jobs: diversity in careers opportunities *(3)Create community connections *(2)Think less locally and more globally Encourage use of empty buildings before allowing new building to be built .

*Affordable safe rental housing-City council needs to take a stand and offer tax incentives to help develop and attract affordable rental housing. Relax rules on secondary suites. Thoughtful development plans that build a community not a housing development Way more thought put into urban planning Condensed housing Density developments that build neighborhoods *(2)Build up vs Build Out , population density Incentives for developers *(2)Sustainable housing.

Millennium generation is mobile, want to move on more projects to encourage younger people. *(4)More affordable rental housing. Affordable housing that is properly wired so as not to cost too much to run. *(2)Integrate seniors housing at TRU Offer Subsidy and socialization to students and seniors More low-income and subsidized housing. Give landlords 10% tax incentive if renting to low income. Affordable housing specific to women, safe areas for women. *(8)Community gardens in all the communities. *(8) Zero homelessness *(3)Safe, affordable housing for community members with youth and senior participation. *(3)More housing co-ops - community working *(4)Affordable housing for all ages in all areas integrated with no segregation. Need housing for Families, people on disability Upgraded Housing, geothermal, solar, water, wind energy. The building development housing underutilizes what we have. It is inappropriate to build houses and row housing in park areas. *Recovery houses sufficient to serve all addicts committed to recovery. *(2)More treatment for people with addictions. Less stigma around addiction Extreme weather shelters with beds for those who wish to live outside until winter hits Arts center for the Seniors Population that includes co-op and mobility housing for co-operative living. A place for people to live together communal living with a green environment wired and socially responsible people living together and gardening. Budget balanced City that manages a budget to reflect all needs within the city while at the same time staying within the budget.

More community events, family friendly events Neighborhood news letters Places for families to gather and socialize in every neighborhood More block parties First Friday: an opportunity to celebrate the first Friday of the month. Retro music, galleries and dances. Bridge the funding engagement between international students with first provincial funding agencies (Kamloops immigration services) More doctors Family dances every Saturday night More sport facilities A balance between arts and sports *(4)More community gardens More involvement in Communities in bloom A better adopt a road program Back Yard Chickens Neighborhoods Community input sessions that attract positive people equally as negative people Citizens cleaning sidewalks and helping neighbors Urban wildlife habitats More sense of connectivity First class facility for youth (like a center for seniors information but for youth)

Central public area for entertainment libraries and city offices on a public transit line Youth safe places consistently identifiable throughout the community supported through a collaboration of community. A sport registration program *(3)Social services less centralized, wider reach agencies spread throughout community All services centralized and not divided around the community

*Level playing field for everyone Multicultural integration A multicultural society that promotes inclusive society not divisions Inclusive city: level playing fie Be more welcoming to immigrants acknowledgement of diverse potential and initiate tapping into it Connect all new business with website design companies, give company tax breaks. *(2)Inclusiveness of cultural events and community events include other cultures age groups and faith and seniors International arts and dance presence in Arts in the Park and city wide events Diversify downtown Immigrants for business to employ *(2)Embrace our cowboy culture and enhance it Grow opportunities for youth to stay. Economic opportunities for youth . Cultural Mosaic of different cultural people blending in community and forming a very diverse population with MORE immigrants encouraged to settle here Government funding given to events that encourage us as One culture Canadians not little cultures Open communications and understanding among spiritual paths Entertain Tournament Guests Expand our cultural economy Attract foreign investment Connect with foreign students Try to be more like Prince George than Kelowna Attract more technology firms and why isnt technology celebrated? Not resource companies like Ajax and Domtar. Kamloops to be an open society that offers a level field for opportunity Facilitate working from home by building the Kamloops community network

Education from BIRTH to the GRAVE: life long learning Public education for new families to learn about city, services, education programs Good University UBC program that works Improved education: more interactive Primary and Secondary Education *(2)More satellite classrooms/learning for TRU Hands on education with city industry

Early education that is diverse Modular schools Increase school funding Consolidation of programs and better communications inclusive of all the students in the district Province wide insurance for all schools to participate in common sports activity More funding for sports programs

More technology training at tru

Safe, efficient, fast, environmentally sustainable Centralized urban model, easy to get around no need to drive everywhere Bike share program added to bus system hubs More transit with a convenient schedule and info Consistent buses on big festival/holidays New Years Remembrance Day and Canada day *(2)We need better transit now not waiting till 2023 Improve transit Improved Bike paths Lower U-pass for students Transit oriented development *(3)NO cars anywhere Less cars/more walking no killing pedestrians Invert the model and use technology to dynamically assign pickup and dropoff to a route and vehicle. Co-op bikes/vehicles Better public transit More bicycle friendly areas encourage a green approach *(3)More alternatives for cars-bicycles, scooters and electric small trolleys . *(3)More Handi Darts. *(2)Massive Rail infrastructure No more private mobility *(2)Smaller buses during slow times

Clean air and water (ajaz may affect this) No pulp mill smell ever More private and less public health care More wait lists Better Hospital facilities *(2)New buildings at hospital New approach to health education and food, proactive approach to health- collective approach self management We will be more personally responsible for own health gyms in more communities and walking distances. Bigger hospital no more waiting in hallways Everywhere is safe for everyone Educate people and promote being friendly

*(2)We are known as a safe city Consistently courteous drivers Decriminalize addictions and take the $ away from drug dealers Security Incentives for good behavior of citizens People feel nurtured More COPS Livable downtown with bike paths Walkable downtown We need to take a driving test every time you renew your license Manditory drivers tests every five years More Safe night life * (6)community gardens More community gardens, one in every neighborhood Localized food production Local food distribution center grassroots community gardens Organic waste nights *(3)Composting pick up city wide *(3)More access to local foods and more local food production Tranquille on the lake interesting concept *(2)Food security if all the highways are closed for extended periods * (3)A Mature urban agriculture culture Multi family compose centre Only organic grown Make TRU the center of the community Performing arts education and centralized accessibility Build a new performing arts Centre at Henry Gurbe could be multi-use but at least a good concert hall *(6)A Performing arts Centre More venues and festival grounds Arts Centre downtown with underground parking Planning for community events, more communication with tourism Kamloops and Parks and Rec and Sports Associations to coordinate Kamloops events to avoid overlap Active arts life *(3)Vibrant all-ages music scene- more venues substance free More Youth dances Thriving Arts community and engagement