LETTERS: Seasonal at best

Please keep the town livable. Call a referendum. We can raise the money on social media.

Mayor and council, chamber of commerce are losing a lot of respect over this issue. I have not talked to anyone in favor of the waterslides in the park, tourist or resident. Marina and restaurant yes. All residents and tourist are for a waterslide on private land.

Mayor, council and chamber must be only talking amongst themselves, there are other citizens in town.

The whole proposal seems seasonal at best. Marina — four to five months; restaurant — four to five months (when tourists are around); Waterslide — three to four months (when tourists are around). Not a business the city should be partners with.

This issue will follow the mayor, council and the chamber around like a bad smell, unless some of them call for a referendum.

The walkway was done by the city not a private company. It took plus or minus a year of discussion to come up with what we have, many different proposals were considered from no cars, one way, no parking, paving Power Street parks for parking, etc.

Mike Pearce’s comment about covering up the Mona Lisa nailed it.

People and business interests will come if we have an abundance of green parks and beaches. The city does not have to give away park land for hotels and waterslides.

I could go on and on.

Please keep the town livable. Call a referendum. We can raise the money on social media.

Garth Bathgate

Penticton