LETTERS: Blinded by the light

It seems that the current council may be experiencing some form of hearing loss.

It seems that the current council may be experiencing some form of hearing loss.

I make reference to the many who have put pen to paper or spoken out loudly regarding the modus operandi involved in frittering away valuable parklands to developers without a referendum on said development. Could it possibly be an ear-wax problem?

On second thought, maybe it might be an optical problem that an optical specialist might address. To a layperson this might be a myopic vision problem that needs attention. Evidence of this would appear to be obvious to all except city councillors. Hmm, I wonder if their recently approved medical package would pay for this treatment?

Councillors only seem to see the rainbow of dollar signs at present. This myopic view needs attention and now. The future will be relatively dim given the direction that council is taking. The concept of 20/20 vision without corrective eye treatment and along with it, needed auditory treatment, will insure that Penticton’s future will be dim and unheralded.

Council would prepare a table before us in the presence of developers; they would hold us for ransom for the sake of the dollar sign. Their money cup might fill up, but our parklands would be sacrificed.

Surely the lack of transparency, accountability, fiscal responsibility and mistrust will follow us all through the remaining days of this council’s administration, and we will forever rue the day that we elected them.

Ron Barillaro




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