Businessman in opposition

Dear Editor:

May I also add my objection to the long-term commercial use of parkland at Skaha Lake. City park land should be inviolate; once incursion takes place it is the start of the “slippery slope”, opening up the probability of further commercial users on park land.

If the City believes the expansion of the marina is a necessity, why not purchase land to the south or across South Main Street, (good location for waterslides?) If using park land is the only economic solution to the expansion because of the low cost of the land, then perhaps the expansion is not that viable or necessary.

I am surprised and concerned that this new City Council would even consider allowing park land to be assigned to the marina.

Philip Locke

Penticton