Picton says it’s time to move forward on downtown

City of Penticton: Picton, Max — Council candidate explains how downtown revitalization should roll out

  • Nov. 6, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Many communities of similar size have two lane main streets. There’s been considerable opportunity for public input, including specific invites to those immediately affected, public design charrettes, input from business leaders, and areas at our farmer’s market for local and tourist input.

It’s now at a reverse petition that includes two components: 51 per cent of affected properties vote against based on property value and 51 per cent of affected properties based on ownership (removing the bank value argument). Afterwards, it goes back to council for final decision.

After three years of input it’s time to execute, not revisit the process.