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Letter: Proposed increase to lease the drop-off point

Proposed increase to lease of Coyote Cruises channel float is the drop-off point

As we sit here Saturday morning after reading the newspaper, the three of us are seriously displeased by Penticton city council.

In our collective opinion, the proposed rental increase to Coyote Cruises is bordering on criminal, given that the province has deemed a 2.5 per cent rental increase is reasonable. The channel float is a fun, family-style, reasonably priced activity for both locals and visitors. Jeopardizing this activity to pad the irresponsible and self-serving mayor and councillors’ pockets infuriate us. (Note the self-awarded salary increases for council reported in the same paper).

As homeowners in Penticton, we are very aware of the financial boon provided by visitors to our beautiful city. Mr. Mayor and councillors: Don’t mess with that.

This proposal to increase the lease amount to Coyote Cruises by more than 500 per cent is just wrong, wrong, wrong. Council should immediately rescind the proposal, and apologize to Coyote Cruises and Penticton Indian Band for their bureaucratic stupidity worthy of a petty dictator. Council’s sandbox mentality of one-up-manship with the PIB is a gross misuse of public resources.

Take note council: Penticton voters have long memories.

Vivian Carson, Pat James and Mike Edgell

Penticton

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