I am submitting an open letter to the mayor and his councillors expressing my opinion on the waterfront survey, just in case they did not receive my emails.
Firstly, the survey is confusing and narrow-minded, allowing for only Option 1 or 2. If there are more options, as the mayor states, why are they not on the survey?
Secondly, $7.1 million is not acceptable for so-called ”upgrades” to the waterfront of Okanagan Lake.
Thirdly, if the mayor and his councilors are so eager to spend $7.1 million of my and my fellow Pentictonites’ monies, then I demand that it be used for much more sensible and intelligent means, such as a centre-turning lane on Main Street, a bike lane on Main and Ellis streets, or a year round farmers’ market where the old bus depot is on Ellis Street.
Lastly, the boat moorage near the Sicamous is disgusting, to say the least. This council, of which Mr. Ashton is at the helm, seems more interested in fulfilling a millionaire’s dream then catering to the needs and wishes of the everyday taxpayers who foot the bill.