30 June 2010

Olympic RV Park lost money

That's a headline in this weeks Courier. You might remember the controversy over this initiative last year. Residents in the neighbourhood fought this, and I was the lone voice on the Board against it. It passed by a 4-1 vote by the Commissioners.

Current Park Board Chair Aaron Jasper was quoted at the time in the Vancouver Sun on why Vision Vancouver supported this initiative: “We were confident that the business case was a good one,” said Vision commissioner Aaron Jasper. “The RVs are coming, and this is a way for us to do our part to help with the logistics of the Olympics, and to do this in a controlled way that has minimal impact to Vancouverites.”

Well, now it seems the Park Board lost about $70,000 on this venture. Sometimes commercialization of public lands comes back to bite you.

1 comment:

  1. A loss of $70,000 and will Senior Management be held accountable?

    I guess RV parks along with the Conservatory and Childrens petting Zoo are just out of this Park Boards expertise. And yet you have the City manager addressing the Community Associations saying the City could do it without the Volunteers!

    If the park Board is independent why is the City manager adressing a Parks Board issue?