Human nature, greed are spoilers
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