Deb Kozak

Mayor Kikuchi of Izu-shi, Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak, John Armstrong of the Nelson-Izushi Friendship Society and city councillor Anna Purcell enjoyed a meal together recently.

COLUMN: A story of friendship

Mayor Deb Kozak reflects on her recent trip to Japan.

Mayor Kikuchi of Izu-shi, Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak, John Armstrong of the Nelson-Izushi Friendship Society and city councillor Anna Purcell enjoyed a meal together recently.
Deb Kozak's latest column for the Star.

COLUMN: Nelson’s discourse is intelligent, polite, and animated

Deb Kozak reflects on kindness and public discourse in our city.

Deb Kozak's latest column for the Star.
Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak reflects on local controversies in her latest column.

COLUMN: 2016’s toughest issues: marijuana, panhandling, and housing

The beginning of a new year is both a time of personal contemplation and looking forward.

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak reflects on local controversies in her latest column.
COLUMN: Nelson deserves a full range of housing options

COLUMN: Nelson deserves a full range of housing options

Mayor Deb Kozak on design processes, Nelson Commons, short term rentals, and more.

COLUMN: Nelson deserves a full range of housing options
COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw: 'I don't want to wait until 2017'

COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw: ‘I don’t want to wait until 2017’

"We are not discussing pipes in the ground, but people, and that can get complicated."

COLUMN: Panhandling bylaw: 'I don't want to wait until 2017'
Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak

COLUMN: What we talk about when we talk about politics

It may come as no surprise to you that politicians have no shortage of things to talk about.

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak
Deb Kozak

COLUMN: The promise of a new year

A New Year, with all of its promise, has begun. There was so much activity in 2015 that the time flew by. 2016 is shaping up to be the same.

Deb Kozak
From left, Mayor Deb Kozak, EcoSociety executive director David Reid, city councillor Michael Dailly, Nelson public works manager Colin Innes, and EcoSociety markets director Jesse Woodward. They think we should all reduce waste water by installing a  tank bank in our toilet.

COLUMN: Doing the right thing, big or small

Mayor Deb Kozak on water restrictions, bear sculptures, and the bravery of the Nelson Police Department's Cst. David Laing.

From left, Mayor Deb Kozak, EcoSociety executive director David Reid, city councillor Michael Dailly, Nelson public works manager Colin Innes, and EcoSociety markets director Jesse Woodward. They think we should all reduce waste water by installing a  tank bank in our toilet.
Mayor Deb Kozak is seen at centre with a crew from the Nelson Izushi Friendship Society at their garden in Cottonwood Falls Park last week.

COLUMN: Working on water conservation

The heat of summer has arrived for the second — or is it third time round? — and has all of us thinking about water conservation.

Mayor Deb Kozak is seen at centre with a crew from the Nelson Izushi Friendship Society at their garden in Cottonwood Falls Park last week.
Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon and Mayor Deb Kozak are seen at Touchstones Nelson next to the uniform of Edgar Dewdney, BC’s lieutenant governor 1892-97.

COLUMN: Looking at the big picture in policing

Nelson Mayor Deb Kozak comments on the visit from the Lieutenant Governor of BC, plus local policing.

Lt.-Gov Judith Guichon and Mayor Deb Kozak are seen at Touchstones Nelson next to the uniform of Edgar Dewdney, BC’s lieutenant governor 1892-97.
Mayor Deb Kozak

COLUMN: Transportation task force sought

"The complex web of transit options from land, air and water deserve a closer look and a broader strategy."

Mayor Deb Kozak

COLUMN: With understanding comes progress

With fall comes a burst of activity as everyone gets back into routine and that is what your city council is doing as well.

Deb Kozak

COLUMN: Summertime and becoming an Intelligent Community

Summer in the Kootenays. Sunshine, cool water, festivals and friends make it the best place to staycation anytime, anywhere.

Deb Kozak

COLUMN: Community conversations are key

The Provincial Government recently proposed a Bill to create two zones for the Agricultural Land Reserve.

COLUMN: Changes are on the horizon at Hall Street

COLUMN: Changes are on the horizon at Hall Street

The Downtown Waterfront Committee met this week to look at the implementation of the first phase of the Hall Street Corridor.

COLUMN: Changes are on the horizon at Hall Street
City council is asking residents to provide input on water meters at its December 17 meeting at City Hall.

What to do with water in Nelson?

I’m sitting in Vancouver airport waiting for a flight home. It has been a challenge with the weather in the Kootenays.

City council is asking residents to provide input on water meters at its December 17 meeting at City Hall.

Governing through dialogue

I’ve been thinking a lot about conversations lately, especially in light of the heated council meeting

Spring a busy time for Nelson council

I’m coming to the end of the long weekend as I write this and it’s been a good one, full of activities in and out of Nelson.

Snow removal is a huge line item in the city budget. One that council is taking a closer look at.

Have your say on Nelson’s budget

Whenever I’m in another city, I like to learn about what the council of the day is doing.

Snow removal is a huge line item in the city budget. One that council is taking a closer look at.
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