I am against the commercial development of parks and green spaces like the one that received approval at Skaha Lake.
Taxpayers use those areas all year.
Mini golf and water slides will sit empty for months with no revenue coming in. An inflatable water slide can be put away for the winter — no revenue necessary. Mini golf can be put anywhere. Parking is a question. Will more green space go later for parking? The boathouse used by the paddling clubs needs to be upgraded not moved to an inconvenient location.
Taxpayers paid for those parks and green spaces. We all need free parks to play in. City hall is giving them away with little chance of having the money to replace them.
Big question. If this development fails financially does city hall have enough gravel to cover a waterslide? Will that be this council’s legacy?