Change is in the air

My taxes have doubled, my water rates have doubled and even my dog licence has doubled

Re: Andy Homan’s letter “City needs a fresh start”. You read my mind.

This will be my third civic election since moving to Penticton. While driving to town the other day I thought “Sure a lot of the same names on the campaign posters from previous elections.”

It seems it’s been the same people running for election as mayor, councillors or school trustees. Almost like a “Good Ol Boys Club” every election.

So here is what I have decided I will do and suggest you give this some thought. I am taking note of any campaign posters with the word “Re-elect” on it, and these are the people I am not voting for. This is nothing personal. I just feel Penticton has not progressed over the past decade that I have lived here and we need a complete change at City Hall.

My taxes have doubled, my water rates have doubled and even my dog licence has doubled, to name a few, and I’ve seen no real change. I also noted several ladies in the running. I think it would be a good thing to have at least three female councillors to give us a better balance.

Roy Becker

 

Penticton