Gratton said city needs to offer support to sports when needed

City of Penticton: Gratton, Garry — Council Candidate answers how would you go about boosting sports and other alternate types of tourism?

  • Nov. 13, 2014 6:00 a.m.

In many cases, city council and staff simply need to get out of the way when appropriate. With an ongoing positive and supportive attitude towards community events of all kinds, we will continue to be hugely successful in the field of tourism in general.

We need to ensure that all city departments, from mayor and council to staff and various tourism agencies are all working in harmony towards the same goals. Create, support and listen to recommendations and advice from ad hoc community groups. These are the dedicated citizens who know how to make it all happen.

Most importantly, they are ready, willing and able to take the time and make the effort to ensure that it does.