Penticton Western News letters to the editor.

Letter: Penticton council never learns its lessons

We need more city crews and less planners

I shudder to think that city council is back in business buying the old Greyhound bus depot.

You would think that after the dorm fiasco, and business with Trio for a waterslide, lessons would be learned.

Both of these cost us taxpayers a lot of money. The plan is for a parking lot!

One can see why Penticton has a bad record as far as managing its affairs and dollars. This money (well over a million) could be spent on fixing so many of the areas that need fixing. For example, weeds and garbage are everywhere you go in Penticton. Bad for a town depending on tourism.

We need more city crews and less planners.

I will mention that there have been positives such as the walkway along Okanagan Lake on Lakeshore. Plus the new streets on Main downtown. We need more of this and not council being in the business of buying properties without some consultation.

Allan Watt


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