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Penticton mayor and council noted in taxpayer watchdog's naughty list

PENTICTON - Penticton City Council has caught the attention of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’ naughty list.

The taxpayers’ watchdog group has named Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit and Penticton City Council to its naughty list for council’s handling of the Skaha Park revitalization and proposed waterslides issues.

The federation also called the city out for hiring 10 city managers during a time when the city’s population only grew by 411 people, ceding ground gained from recommendations followed in a core review that took place a few years ago.

“As the public face of the city, the mayor should be the one engaging the public,” says federation director Jordan Bateman, who also noted hiring of a communications and engagement officer this year.

“Santa likes to vacation in Penticton, but city spending is going in the wrong direction and makes him wonder what’s really going on,” he added in a press release issue today, Dec. 20.

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