The race to represent the North Westside Road area is heating up.
Marsali MacIver will run against Wayne Carson as Central Okanagan West director in the Regional District of Central Okanagan Nov. 15.
“The community association has been involved in liaison work with the regional district so this is about continuing on with the work between the community and the regional district,” said MacIver, 62, who is currently president of the community association.
MacIver’s primary goal is to represent residents in the area the retired communications officer has called home since 2000.
“I want to preserve the lifestyle we all moved out here for and to do that, we need to continue communications with the residents and take that information back to the regional district,” she said.
“I like living where I live. I like the lifestyle and the people. At times, people want hands-off management and I believe that’s possible.”
Another issue of concern is water rates in the Killiney Beach and Westshore Estates neighbourhoods.
“The more water you use, the less you pay and that doesn’t make sense,” she said.
MacIver says she also wants to ensure residents’ interests are considered when it comes to policing and road maintenance.
But while some residents have concerns about the condition of Westside Road, MacIver insists that great strides have been made.
“I’m impressed with the work the Ministry of Transportation has done so far from the Kelowna end to LaCasa and from LaCasa to O’Keefe, that will change,” she said.
“I would like to give them a chance to implement it.”
Current director Jim Edgson is not seeking re-election.