The Shape Your City meetings seem to be well run, cheery events, generating tons of paperwork.
But, unless Penticton city council addresses the underlying cause of these meetings it will be a resounding failure.
This city can not continue every eight to 10 years to fight the local council to save parks from development — Okanagan now Skaha. This is a waste of city council’s time and our money.
It does nothing for Penticton’s reputation politically, financially or socially.
The city can prove this is not just another dog and pony show. An ironclad, city bylaw needs to be enacted to protect our parkland.
Few will object to a hot dog vendor but large scale, private business has no business on parkland.
Public land is public land for a reason and should not be given up without a referendum, make it a law.
Garry and Lynn Crassweller