PETERS – Unlike 2015, the parking issue has not been front and centre this year

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MEMORIES ARE SHORT, but during the upcoming debate over the performing arts centre, it is important to remember back to 2015.

The context this time around is vastly different, and one of the prime reasons for that is the City is not trying to fix the downtown parking issue.

The PAC proposal of 2015 was trying to solve two problems on one space – a noble idea, but one that ultimately confused the issue in the minds of some.

This time around, instead of a 355-stall parkade meant to alleviate much of the parking shortage in downtown Kamloops, we have a 70-stall garage meant mostly for staff and performance crews.

It’s not intended to open up parking for the masses.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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