LETTERS: Diplomacy or democracy?

Saying that we need attractions for “the younger generation and families” may be true, but could it be done on non-green space/park areas?

As I read the front page of the paper today (Penticton Western News, July 1, Marina launch) I was stunned to learn that although there was “overwhelming opposition” to the Trio Marine Group development, our council still voted in favour of the development.

How is that representing the people that voted them into their jobs? Clearly this council had their own agenda right from the start.

The permanent loss of that much green space, for a seasonal development, is a crime. The voters of Penticton made it clear they did not want to see a development of that magnitude built on public green space that is enjoyed and cherished year round. How can council justify this decision?

Saying that we need attractions for  “the younger generation and families” may be true, but could it be done on non-green space/park areas?

And, if the attraction is unaffordable for these families they won’t access them anyway. The beach and present waterpark are free. That is family-friendly.  Time to vote in a new council that truly listens to their constituents.

Susan and Pieter Koster

Penticton