Hu­man na­ture, greed are spoil­ers

Penticton Herald - - LETTERS -

Dear Ed­i­tor: Re: “Im­proper area for car­riage houses,” (Pen­tic­ton Her­ald, Oct. 5).

I mostly agree with Iain Hys­lop’s let­ter. I too live in one of those unique neigh­bour­hoods. We have been on Wind­sor Street in Pen­tic­ton for 23 years. It has been a won­der­ful home and great area in which to raise our chil­dren.

I agree in the ba­sic con­cept of the car­riage home, how­ever, hu­man na­ture and greed al­ways seem to be the spoiler. Two mas­sive struc­tures were erected across the lane from us. They are within a cou­ple of feet of the lane and have an out­door pool in be­tween. These do lit­tle or noth­ing to al­le­vi­ate the hous­ing short­age as they are hol­i­day ren­tals, owned, so I have been told, by a Lower Main­land com­pany.

The el­derly gen­tle­man right next door has lost his view, not to men­tion a lot of light, and deals with peo­ple drink­ing at pool­side into the late hours of the evening.

If the cur­rent mayor and city coun­cil are ad­her­ing to some com­mu­nity plan, I would like to know who it ben­e­fits other than de­vel­op­ers. Time for a 100 per cent change at Pen­tic­ton City Hall. Any young per­son or per­sons scrap­ing by on min­i­mum wage who can’t find af­ford­able hous­ing needs to get out and help turf this dis­as­ter of a mayor and coun­cil.

Too many screwups in the past four years.

Gord McLaren Pen­tic­ton

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