Letter: WK city hall opponents should provide alternatives

Opponents are unelected mayor and councillors, telling the elected council how they should run the City of West Kelowna.

To the editor:

I see that a grassroots group is strongly opposed to the West Kelowna city hall initiative.

These opponents are really a group of unelected mayor and councillors, telling the elected council how they should run the City of West Kelowna.

This unelected council, or grassroots group, must come up with its own proposal for a new city hall. They should provide a second location.

They should provide a building design.

They should provide a contract cost for their proposal.

They should provide a building insurance bond for their project.

In a referendum, the people of West Kelowna can then decide if $10 million to $15 million on the first proposal is their choice, or wait until costs rise to $20 million to $25 million in the future.

Another proposal could be setting up a bunch of temporary portables in some gravel pit in West Kelowna. Costs may be $3 million to $5 million.

There are probably 10 different proposals for the new city hall.

The city council of West Kelowna has provided a proposal for a city hall in the central area of Westbank at a reasonable cost.

They were elected to represent the people of West Kelowna.

Build it before the costs increase.

Ron Ganczar, West Kelowna

 

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