August 03, 2015 - 4:35 PM
PENTICTON – Penticton city council and the proposed Skaha Lake waterfront development will be the target of a rally planned for Tuesday.
Organizer Lisa Martin says she is hoping for a big turnout at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 4, on the steps of city hall, which she says will include several speakers.
Several hundred protestors rallied outside city hall last month, July 20, and poured into council chambers to make their opposition to the plan from Trio Marine Group to revitalize the Skaha Lake Marina waterfront.
The protestors demanded council call a referendum on the issue, or at the very least rethink the plan, something that doesn’t seem likely given the mayor and councillors reaction to the protest.
Mayor Andrew Jakubeit said council was united in its support of the proposed development, which includes new docks, a restaurant and a waterpark. Although he added he wanted to give everyone on council time to think about the opposition.
Those against the proposal don’t like the idea of the water slides going up on city-owned green space, namely Skaha Lake Park.
The development is one of the items on the agenda of a public hearing scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. in council chambers.
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— This story was updated at Aug. 4, 2015, to correct a date.
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