LETTER: Land giveaway

If, as the old adage goes, silence is golden both city hall and Trio Marine must be sitting on a vault full of it.

If, as the old adage goes, silence is golden both city hall and Trio Marine must be sitting on a vault full of it.

So far regardless of letters, rallies and protests nothing is forthcoming regarding the future of Skaha Lake park. Thousands of residents and non-residents alike have made it abundantly clear that they are not willing to turn part of the park over to a private developer for 29 years of all things.

How did city hall ever come up with that number of years? Why should the public lose access to a portion of public land for that long a period? I was recently informed that commercial property in that area is worth $15 per square metre. Our esteemed council is offering the park at less than one third of that price.

They are wasting our tax dollars on frivolous upgrades but giving valuable land away at bargain basement prices. Both mayor, council and city hall staff should sign up for a course entitled common sense. There seems to be a great want of that in city hall and council chambers.

Joan Eschback

Penticton