Since 1954 when I arrived in Penticton and decided to stay (forever) I have seen many mayors, councillors and managers come and go.
We have had some brilliant people serve us over the years and some where so-so.
But, I think, we never had so many people in city hall with so little common sense until now. When one listens to some of the statements by the mayor and some councillors at the last council meeting one can only shake ones head. The mayor stated that a percentage of the profit from the water park would be used to acquire new parkland and or improvements for existing parks.
We have a very nice water park in that area built and paid for by the Skaha Rotary Club with no cost to the city. It can be used by anyone for free. Now staff and city council intend to bulldoze it and many wonderful old pine trees out of there and replace it with some waterslides that will be open for max 2.5 months.
I would like to know how many years of 10 per cent profit it will take till the city can replace the present park ?
Does anyone out there. anyone at all, think that common sense was used in this instance?
The many letters to the Editor to the Western News and the Herald show that the vast majority of the Penticton taxpayers (by last count 30 to 2) are enraged about the outrageous decisions council and staff have made lately.
I wonder if certain councillors and the mayor could be impeached for not acting in the best interests of the people as I think they promised to do when they where sworn in.
Please people keep on writing letters, phone a councillor, let’s stop this nonsense.