Confident Cedar used for park

To the editor:

To the editor:

I count myself among the Generation Screwed that Ms. Michaels refers to in her piece (Boomers: Only a park in my backyard—nothing else, Jan. 21 Capital News), but I come to a very different conclusion when I hear that some boomers attended the APC meeting and spoke in opposition to it. Those opponents understand that opportunities for another waterfront park should not be treated as just another ‘sever-and-sell’ commercial operation.

I find it incredible that anyone can consider opposition to a waterfront development on land purchased for park as driven by self-interest.

For the paltry sum of $2.2 million, the City of Kelowna was able to secure another parcel of waterfront land for park use. I consider this a great victory for all residents of Kelowna, no matter what neighbourhood they live in.

Prior planning has provided us this one opportunity to improve waterfront access for all residents of Kelowna.

Unfortunately, the proposal brought to the APC reflects the myopic, bottom-line-driven approach to planning that we should discourage. I am confident that city council will quickly scrap the proposal to sell a portion of the property for commercial use.

Cam Robertson,


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