Mayor Walt Cobb said the plan to sell city parkland is part of a parks and recreation plan developed in 2010 by the previous council.
“They did a review and came up with this plan,” Cobb said.
Up until Tuesday, May 24, the public has had the opportunity to provide feedback on the city’s plan to sell Johnston Street, Beauchamp, Twelfth Avenue, Patrick Reid and Gibbon Street parks.
Cobb said staff will go through the feedback from the public and bring it to a committee of the whole meeting.
From there it is expected that a recommendation will be brought forward to city council.
“We will see what everyone has to say and go from there to make a decision,” Cobb said.
Two weeks ago city staff and council held an open house about the park plan.
Around 50 people attended and only one person spoke in favour.
Cobb said no one has contacted him personally about the plan.
If the City were to sell parkland, the funds would go toward developing the River Valley Trail system to connect it to the Stampede Grounds.
The city has received some grant funding for the project, but would need to raise more Cobb said.
“BC Rail is looking for a lot of money from us to purchase property so some of it we may not be able to do.”