The more popular ones include Jesus and Mary, Freemasons, the Kennedy assassination, lunar landings, Elvis’s death, the 9/11 cover-up, and the latest, the “Skaha Lake Water Park Secret Society.”
The connivance and intrigue of council’s insufficient public notice and “in camera” meetings has raised the ire of the taxpayer and yet the mayor seems to be above the controversy.
The deal is sealed!
That “we have been mandated” attitude is nothing but a schoolyard bully tactic.
The mayor and council have a hidden agenda surrounding the 29-year lease of our magnificent park. It is not possible that the revenue streams from the marina, restaurant, and water slide/mini-golf operations will be able to pay down the construction debt and the
annual operating costs plus the city’s share of the gross less GST paid. I will also add that the city share does not begin until 2020.
This project may well fail. What then? Trio has the option, with council’s approval, to re-lease the property. This beautiful piece of parkland will go to other developers and will be lost to the citizens of Penticton forever.
If that happens, I hope the name of the ensuing condo development will be known as “Andrew’s Folly”.
The mayor is a promise-breaker. Is he looking for a seat in the Senate? Shame on him and his fellow councillors!