City survey flawed

Survey being used give council the right to redesign and redevelop what today is the premium waterfront in the Okanagan

Re: Penticton waterfront revitalization ‘survey’.

A survey that denies the participants the opportunity to state their preference and/or choices is not a valid survey — it’s a scam.

The ‘survey’ conducted by the City of Penticton to solicit input on a proposed waterfront revitalization does not allow the participants to state their wish for the waterfront to remain in its present form. See: http://www.penticton.ca/EN/main/community/vibrant-penticton/waterfront-revitilization.html.

The ‘survey’ is an exercise in deception designed to extort feedback that will give city council the ‘right’ to redesign and redevelop what today is the premium waterfront in the Okanagan Valley, no matter how you respond to the questions in the survey.

Insisting that you must chose ‘A’ or ‘B’ before you can comment on the two choices is appalling.

Both of the only options proposed will destroy the valley’s most valuable tourist attraction, and along with it, the No. 1 reason tourists come to Penticton during the summer months.

Members of city council who are promoting and participating in this despicable exercise should be ashamed of themselves, and should be removed from public office.

Andy Thomsen

 

Summerland