I admit, having only arrived in the area just about five years ago, that my knowledge of Penticton council and its general history as well as its record of service may be lacking compared to those who have lived there all their lives.
I am concerned that Penticton’s fortunes did not improve with the election of the present mayor and the present council.
We can only wonder if the other candidates for mayor and the unsuccessful candidates for council would have been better but frankly, neither the current mayor nor any of the present council have positively distinguished themselves.
My thoughts are that perhaps it is simply, “business as usual” in city hall without any regard for what citizens and taxpayers and visitors would want for this fair city.
Unfortunately, due to the election and how it was handled, Penticton voters will have to wait about four years to elect better representatives unless there is a way to recall or fire the present mayor and council.