Won the battle but war goes on

Dear Editor:

I personally would thank all of our members who attended Save Skaha Park annual general meeting this past Wednesday evening. You were very attentive to what was presented and asked specific questions of your committee members that were of direct interest to your observations of what this council has attempted to do with a one of our most treasured public parks.

Sad to say what was presented at the AGM (in a nutshell) meeting was the most recent announcement by council that clearly suggests they have not been listening to your concerns about the commercialization of public park property. So, as announced by Gary Denton at the AGM, “the battle with council was won but we haven’t won the war.”

That being said, sorry say, to continue with this campaign we may need more financial support to fight this latest decision by council, which would allow the loss of green space and trees in Skaha Lake Park. This attempt by council over 16 months ago was the sole reason why SSPS wascreated.

This council has not been listening to the concerns of their employer, the taxpaying residents. On behalf of the very dedicated committee I serve with, I thank you for your attendance last Wednesday evening, it was all the reward we were asking for that was to support our decisions to date. On behalf of the committee, again thank you.

Jake Kimberley

Penticton