I am interested to know why Mayor Dan Ashton is leaving city and district politics to run for MLA. He is leaving behind a mess in our city.
With the Eckhardt Avenue fiasco, the citizens of Penticton will be on the hook for $1,200,000 plus, never mind the litigation costs that will be incurred in the future. What kind of person is he to represent us provincially if he cannot oversee a small budget such as the City of Penticton?
Of course, Mayor Ashton wanted to see jobs in Penticton, that is why when he took office, the council saw fit to lay a lot of people off.
Surplus monies from our electrical account in the city has been tapped into, to balance the budget, money which belongs to the citizens and should have been given to the people. Is that not the way the Liberals have been running our province? Why did a former Conservative (Stockwell Day) endorse Ashton and not the Conservative candidate? Something is wrong.
I believe that Mr. Ashton should be more forthright with us, the citizens of this riding.
Eberhard Notz (Hardy)