No re­sponse from coun­cil

The Daily Courier - - OPINION -

Dear edi­tor: I was glad to see a plea by a long- time Mis­sion res­i­dent Heidi Gar­nett, for the mayor and coun­cil of Kelowna to ac­cept their re­spon­si­bil­ity to do some­thing about the ur­ban deer pop­u­la­tion ( Courier, April 13).

I do not want to re­peat her con­cern as she ex­pressed the prob­lem very well. I do, how­ever want to point out again, that a group of Up­per Mis­sion res­i­dents submitted a pe­ti­tion on Aug. 3, with 1,150 sig­na­tures ask­ing the city to do some­thing about re­duc­ing the ur­ban deer pop­u­la­tion. To this day, in spite of talk­ing to sev­eral coun­cil mem­bers,we have had no re­sponse what­so­ever.

They have to­tally ig­nored this gen­eral pe­ti­tion. As a re­sult, I have lost all re­spect for our mayor and city coun­cil, who have buried their heads in the sand re­gard­ing this very crit­i­cal prob­lem. None of them will cer­tainly get my vote in the next mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion.

If you signed our pe­ti­tion, I would en­cour­age you to voice a com­plaint to the city, ei­ther by mail, email, or tele­phone. Frank Bechard


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