LETTERS: No reason to move

From what I have seen so far performance-wise, it is time in 2018 for a clean slate. You all have scored a big fat “F” for “Failure”

This is in response to the proposed move of the art gallery, library, and City Hall to the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre on Power Street.

I have no problem with the first two moving, but City Hall should remain where it is for two reasons. The first reason is it’s strategic location close to the court house. If people from the court building need paperwork from City Hall, it is right across the street.

The second and more important reason is the fact, and correct me if I am wrong, but did we not just spend God knows how many hundreds of thousands of dollars (maybe more) completely reconfiguring City Hall? Spending this much on an upgrade and then up and moving would be a colossally irresponsible waste of taxpayer’s money.

Maybe if you (and Dan Ashton) had been a little more frugal with our money, we wouldn’t be facing such a large property tax increase. We are all being hit with a double whammy; taxes have gone up and my property value has risen by about eight per cent. When you start collection in 2016, try and spend it wisely. I know it is a lot to ask, but try anyways.

From what I have seen so far performance-wise, it is time in 2018 for a clean slate. You all have scored a big fat “F” for “Failure”

Mark Billesberger

Penticton

 

 

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