Land deal raises concerns

I am appalled that the city sold the property on Eckhardt Avenue without the land being offered as a public sale offering first

I am appalled that the city sold the property on Eckhardt Avenue without the land being offered as a public sale offering first.

I am not against the property value, nor the actual sale. I understand the process that occurred since being a “commercial only” realtor for 25 years. What really concerns me as well is that not one councillor nor any candidates for council spoke up against the process of this sale.

Where is this transparency that Mayor Ashton is promoting himself as supporting? So many questions are being asked. Coun, John Vassilaki did not want the land sold, however, he indicated that we should get more for the land. What is it John? You should have raised this other concern of process of selling the land.

I have a client that would have been interested in bidding for this property, as I am confident that there are others that would have liked the opportunity to purchase as well through due process.

Finn Larsen

 

Penticton