Wants answers on private deals

Dear Editor:

Occasionally publishing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and setting up the online Ask service by the City are commendable steps to enhance transparency.

Unfortunately the information flow seems to cease when the city ventures into the private sector , even after agreements have been signed or initiatives discontinued . It is hard avoid the conclusion that the continued secrecy is the fear that these initiatives would not survive hard nosed business scrutiny .

The Skaha Lake Park lease alone has literally generated hundreds of letters on these pages questioning the process from start to finish and expressing concern over its ultimate intent .

Would the Herald, as a further public service, consider a periodic feature examining relevant concerns submitted by readers , perhaps titled Frequently Unanswered Questions ( FUQ ).

Denis Hearle

Penticton