(Community Safety in Areas Surrounding Supportive Housing)
March 9th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
50 Gray Rd (Maday Senior's Centre)
Town Hall Meeting
Come out and meet the Director of Community Safety and Crime Prevention Darren Caul.
We are asking for questions to be submitted in advance of the Town Hall so Mr. Caul can research the answers if he needs to. Mr. Caul has also agree to answer questions from the floor.
A respectful attitude is expected of anyone attending this forum in order that we can all have an informed and respectful discussion.
Mr Caul is only able to speak to matters relating to his portfolio of Community Safety. Within this vein, he can speak to the work they have completed and that which they will have underway to assess and address community safety issues and the ongoing legal obligation to dedicate public space for people sheltering outdoors. He will be able to listen to concerns, perspectives and impacts and respond to questions.
He will not be able to speak to matters that fall within the domain of BC Housing, Interior Health, the operators of local supportive housing facilities, nor can he speak to matters that are squarely within the purview of City Council.
There are some links below to give you information about Mr. Caul and his position within the city.
Send your advance questions to email@example.com
Darren Caul : Director of Community Safety and Crime Prevention (includes Bylaws)
He grew up in Victoria and the Lower Mainland and he has a Masters degree in criminal justice from the University of the Fraser Valley. He’s worked for or with RCMP detachments (though he was never a police officer), the National Crime Prevention Centre, Alberta Justice doing crime prevention and working with communities, government and educational organizations on reducing crime and “improving communities’ sense of safety.
“It really is about tending to the root causes of crime and community safety in our city. Engaging many partners and stakeholders in those longer term approaches and solutions, while at the same time attending to the more immediate concerns and symptoms of those social issues in our community in which enforcement is one part.”
Some links to information that might be relevant to question and answers.
Community Inclusion Team Update and McIntosh Rd Strategy
(PM Council Meeting Feb 24 2020 Previously Community Integration Team)
City of Kelowna Block Connector Program:
Block Connectors are residents committed to connecting face-to-face with the closest 10-20 households on their block or apartment floor.