When ignorance is bliss, is it folly to be wise. When Andrew Jakubeit eloquently defended democracy for his actions on the waterslide he was actually describing an oligarchy — a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people.
In this case the oligarchy is Penticton City Council. If you and your merry band of outlaws really do believe in democracy Andrew, listen to the people who elected you and find a location for the waterslides that does not encroach on park land. The answer is simple unless you have a hidden agenda.
I can understand how you and the council are feeling. You were elected democratically. You were the best of the pack. You are God’s gift to Penticton. So, I suggest you advocate some leadership and statesmanship.
Stop behaving like oligarchs and start behaving like democrats who you espouse to be.
I presume you all intend to live in Penticton in the future. Think long and loud of your legacies. People have long memories. Just ask previous members of council who let their vanity and hubris rule their common sense. Already you will go down in history for awarding yourselves health and dental benefits.