Vassilaki says certain improvements needed in downtown

City of Penticton: Vassilaki, John — Mayoral Candidate answers shares his opinion on the downtown revitalization process.

  • Nov. 6, 2014 7:00 a.m.

I do believe that certain improvements have to be made on Main Street, including slowing down traffic, but whether reducing to two lanes would accomplish this would be debatable.

I was always of the opinion and I brought it to the attention of staff that the whole seven block project should have gone to the people by referendum during the election. I am not keen on reverse petitions as the taxpayers who would be paying the largest portion of the cost have no say in this matter.