THE MESSAGING ON the PAC parking issue continues to impress.
After years of studies, delegations and failed attempts to build parkades, parking in downtown Kamloops is suddenly no longer a problem.
This is a truly amazing development. How different it was in 2015, when a $90-million proposal for a PAC on the same site at 4th and Seymour included underground parking for 355 vehicles. The current proposal includes only 70 spaces.
Back then, onsite parking was considered a necessity. Now it’s not.
At a public information meeting on the PAC this week, Byron McCorkell of the City brushed off the parking issue.
“A theatre is not enough of a reason to talk about a parkade,” he said.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He writes five commentaries a week for CFJC Today, publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.