Sanders recommits to donating to charity
In this, his second campaign for city council, Darryl Sanders has made some changes — but that doesn’t include his promise to donate $5,000 of his annual councillor salary to youth sports programs.
This year, he’s considering donating an extra $1,000 to support disability programs.
“I’m not a politician — I don’t need the paycheque,” Sanders said. “I love serving the community and I love helping.”
He’s even discarded the promotional signs this election, saying that they’re only a “mess” on city grounds.
“It’s more of a popularity contest than who’s going to do the job. I hope enough people know me and what I stand for,” he said.
He’s also lobbying for a seat in council meetings for a member of the Penticton Indian Band to ensure that both the city and PIB can work more closely together in decision making.
A Penticton resident for over 20 years, Sanders has run his own business for well over 25. He knows the math and what it takes to be a successful business owner while understanding the importance of maintaining Penticton’s small-town feel.
“With all of the developers pushing I think our council is losing the view of that (smalltown feel) and as they’re losing that view, we’re losing all our views,” Sanders said.
And as a citizen who loves serving his community, whether it be as a trustee on the Penticton slo-pitch association or through small acts of kindness with house repairs or shovelling his neighbours’ walkways, Sanders wants to help create more programs for the disadvantaged.
“It’s a travesty that we have individuals who are addicted and we need to provide help — we have to have the facilities to do so,” he said.
Local business owner Darryl Sanders says he will help preserve Penticton’s small-town feel.