LETTER: Save Skaha park information meeting

Transparency is an important part of any society and advisory committee leaders should be accountable to their members.

Since the Supreme Court filing of Meikles’ claim on July 28, 2016, our group of 20-plus people who are advocating for a referendum has reached out to Save Skaha Park Society (SSPS) through one of their advisory committee members but we received no direct reply.

The same happened when Nelson suggested that SSPS donate $17,500 to the City of Penticton, from the SSPS legal fund which should be about $50,000 to cover the estimated 50 per cent cost of the cost of a public referendum on Trio’s lease of Skaha Park.

SSPS does not seem to want to meet or discuss all options open to them to bring this matter to a close and that was the main reason we were forced to file another lawsuit.

Transparency is an important part of any society and advisory committee leaders should be accountable to their members.

With the latest SSPS communication, Aug. 15, 2016, issued by the advisory committee, while not responding to members’ wishes, as well as other interested parties, in saving Skaha Park, we decided we should hold an information meeting, this Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Skaha Park near the kids splash park area. We welcome the public as well as all past, present and future SSPS members and we will endeavour to answer all your relevant questions, in relation to saving Skaha Park.

Helen Trevors

Penticton