I am not very good at math but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure approximately 30,000 Pentictonites did not bother to vote on the prison issue. I honestly don’t think it was due, in part, to laziness — more like frustration. Because no matter how many people vote on any given issue, the final “say” all comes down to a handful of wise man, and one with a gavel.
Our councillors obviously read letters to the editor and actually participate in them. So anyone who has been paying attention would be well aware, that the majority of readers were saying “No.”
So in my opinion, 30,000 of us could already see the writing on the wall. I sleep well at night, knowing we have one competent councillor, whose brain cells are firing in order. Thank you Garry Litke, aka the “Lone Ranger” for being there to represent common sense.
Don’t drop your guard as Mike Pearce can still hear the fat lady singing at the opera, so it’s not over yet. Why don’t we all adopt a con for the summer here in the Okanagan, that way we can all receive a big fat living expense cheque for our temporary house guests and “part-tay.”