Council fears referendums

Dear Editor:

The mayor and city council are determined to push ahead with their $4.2-million taxpayer-funded changes to two blocks of downtown Main Street.

I remember when Main Street was changed from two lanes to three. What a great improvement that was. Traffic can now travel down the centre lane while people can park their cars on either side without disrupting traffic flow.

Why do the mayor and council not listen to peoples’ objections to this huge expenditure when the money would be better spent on funding the art gallery and library/museum buildings?

It’s too bad we didn’t have a referendum on this and the Skaha Lake Park waterslides. Could it be that the mayor and council don’t want to abide by peoples’ wishes?

Dorothy Percy

Penticton