Gratton in favour of downtown revitalization

City of Penticton: Gratton, Garry — Council Candidate answers shares his opinion on how the downtown revitalization process should proceed.

  • Nov. 6, 2014 7:00 a.m.

I am definitely in favour of and support downtown revitalization.

Infrastructure and amenities must not only be maintained but also improved upon in order to support business and attract people. I find that the reverse petition process leaves a lot to be desired, in that it severely restricts the participation and voting rights of the vast majority of Penticton taxpayers. Our Main Street is ours.

It belongs to all of the people of our fair city. An expense of approximately $2 million of taxpayer funds, should be handled in a more democratic way, by allowing more citizens a say and a vote.