In response to Ernie Slump’s letter to the editor (Western News, Jan. 28, Voters’ voices restrained at the ballot box).
My response: get a grip.
I hope that becoming a senior does not mean that life becomes so boring that all you have to do is write and complain all the time. We live in one of the nicest places in the world so live life and enjoy what time you have. Just because you were in the military as many of us have relatives who served and died, it does not give you special entitlement to be ignorant and insult people.
The people of Penticton wanted a change, an end to the transforming of our beautiful city into a senior’s housing complex. It was ruining our city. We need to bring back young families as they are the future of keeping our city alive.
I mean no disrespect to seniors, but it comes down to sustainability. No new families means less teachers and so on. I may not agree with some decisions of council. I do support and thank all the hard work all City of Penticton employees contribute to our city.
I ask you what’s your real issue? The people of Penticton voted. We want youthful thinking. To those that constantly write and complain; if this city upsets you so much, then move. Life is too short to be miserable.