I recently read that Kelowna is planning two new hockey rinks and an indoor soccer pitch under one roof. They are not holding a referendum on this proposal but have chosen to use the alternate approval process. They will go ahead with the project unless 10 per cent of eligible voters sign a petition against the initiative.
No referendum would save time and money. It would be interesting to know if this option is available in Vernon?
I am a senior citizen and know my taxes would rise marginally and that I would never use the facility except as a spectator.
I also realize that other people paid taxes so I would have an arena, swimming pool, library and soccer and ball diamonds available to me as I was growing up in Vernon.