Public protest over proposed water slide park, hotel at PT&CC

Penticton resident Clifford Martin has organized a rally to protest removal of parkland to outside developers

Martin, who successfully lobbied City Hall in 2012 to maintain angle parking on Lakeshore Drive, is incensed with a proposed water slide park to be leased at Skaha Lake Park. He’s also concerned over the possible removal of a baseball diamond at 325 Power Street, near the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, to house a hotel complex.

Martin would like to see both issues decided by a public referendum.

Martin is asking anyone with similar viewpoints to join him outside Penticton City Hall on Monday, July 20 at 5 p.m. prior to a city council meeting.