Hotel always first on the list

Dear Editor:

For those who supported thewaterslides in a dedicated public park please re-read The Herald of Sept. 16/17, 2014 .

In the article by John Moorhouse, city senior staff shows their “expression of interest” looking for new developers at the Skaha Marina site (and park) as follows: “First on the list is hotel, last on the list: entertainment or recreation (waterslide).

Then look at the Sept. 19, 2014 Western News front page story stating: “City’s EOI request specified special consideration may be given to intensive redevelopment of the site as a restaurant/hotel.”

Issues with the city seemed to begin when inadequate polling stations and a travelling ballot box to seniors’ homes (as there was in Summerland) denied many seniors the right to vote. It’s perhaps coincidental that John Vassilaki had tremendous support from seniors. Then a young, “pro business” council which almost seemed hand-picked was elected. Again, perhaps a coincidence.

Clifford Martin

Penticton