Who does the Vernon Council represent?

tabubil
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Who does the Vernon Council represent?

Post by tabubil »

Are the Vernon Council for against or against keeping downtown business downtown?
I ask this question for the following reaons
“The new, upscale Best Western will be a six-storey hotel with 116 rooms and an 85-seat restaurant.” Do we really need a new hotel, and restaurant in Vernon. In twenty years I have never seen more than 2 no vacancy signs in on at once. So the council it appears wants to put all the small locally owned hotels out of business and more restaurants.
Then we have “Silver Star gateway The first phase of the project includes 36,791 square feet of retail space, while the final project will total 116,121 square feet.” Do we really need this much space at the top of a dangerous hill, this would have been a great place for low cost apartments, but hey the council it appears has their own mandate.
Now on to “Dental Clinic: 5240 Anderson Way The 11,237 square foot project on Anderson Way will include the dental clinic along with office space” do we really need more business buildings when if they go down town they will see all the empty stores and poor support because business like these move out of the downtown area.
Finally we have the “Vita Vernon: 2555 Lakeshore Rd. The 103 micro-suite facility will include a gym, pool, pickleball courts and direct access to the beach.”. I can bet that these will not be low cost housing, which this city needs and is this the land the city was buying up and if so lets see the price they got for it.
Our Mayor and Council and DVA must get together and tell us the taxpayers of Vernon what are they going to support the downtown business or allow all this building to dray our downtown in ruin.
All the city wants is the money from the permits so they can try and balance a budget that is getting blown and and we will face a major tax increase.
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Glacier
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Re: Who does the Vernon Council represent?

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Any private business that wants to build in Vernon is a good thing.
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bob vernon
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Re: Who does the Vernon Council represent?

Post by bob vernon »

Interest rates are low and will stay low for another few years, leading to a building boom. If we didn't have this building, and didn't have all the gubment money being thrown around, we'd have a situation far worse than the 1930's with a swelling mass of poor and evicted living on the streets. They're working. Building and earning a living and staying off welfare. When a city reaches a size, some of the business centre migrates to corridors in the suburbs.

We can't take Vernon, or anywhere else, back to the good old days where everybody shopped downtown on Saturday.

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