Citizens demand answers now

Dear Editor:

Re. the deadline date, Oct.1, 2016 , for Trio Marine’s proposed development at Skaha Lake Park.

Mayor Jakubeit is now saying “staff still requires some time to clarify, research and write a report for Council to consider on how we proceed (Herald, Oct. 3).”

I take this as another example of the mayor’s lack of respect and regard for the thoughts and wishes of thousands of us residents and visitors to this community who have petitioned against the leasing of Lake Skaha Park for commercial development.

Citizens have been sadly shocked and disappointed by the mayor. These are the people who have been kept “on hold” in this very “hot” and important matter.

Or is this an admission of incompetence? Surely not the latter, as mayor, his staff, Trio Marine and all the lawyers have had plenty of time to consider the options and to prepare for this due date.

Oct. 1, 2016 was the (additional yearextension) due date given to answer, does Trio meet the expectations, or do they not?

See you at the Penticton City Council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 1 and 6 p.m.

Hannah Hyland

Penticton