An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
IN POLITICS, IT’S SO VERY EASY to put things off, and so easy to spend taxpayers’ money.
A couple of unrelated items caught my eye during Tuesday’s City council meeting.
One of them was a proposal from the Heritage Society to officially designate Riverside and Pioneer Parks with heritage status to prevent development like the proposed farmers’ market in the parking lot of Riverside Park.
Coun. Kathy Sinclair expressed interest in the idea but asked that council receive a report on heritage issues because council hasn’t looked at heritage “in a comprehensive way.” Instead of a report, it was referred to a committee.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at email@example.com.