Opportunity lost

Resident insists the city needs to be more proactive with transportation

How much longer are the taxpayers of Vernon going to put up with the lack of foresight and logic of mayor, council and city staff.

There’s been talk for many years of the extension of 48th Avenue to Old Kamloops Road.

A property that would affect this was recently sold, but not to the city. Why not?

On a scale of dollar value by city standards, it was cheap. Taxpayers would not only have the property for the extension, but have a number of acres available for economic growth. You know, the part that brings in revenue to the city?

But no, the city would sooner wait until said property wants either subdivision, rezoning or development. Then the city would demand dedication for the road, or buy it if no application is requested.

Recently, the city held a workshop for walking and cycling paths, at the Schubert Centre.

Staff would rather watch the dancing in the main hall instead of talking and listening to the four people that did attend.

You can change the name of bylaws and write as many books as you want, which means nothing. They are what they are.

To be fair, the city has eliminated the parking problem on main street, with the higher cost, the height of the meters, eliminating more parking spaces with their bubbles, and pretty things — flowers and trees. These are trees that are growing and will be a problem for drivers sooner or later. Stores are closing at an alarming rate. Soon there will be no reason to go to town.

Rose Pollock



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