Class 1 land should be protected

Summerland mayor and council are receiving letters, emails and phone calls supporting the destruction of Class 1 agricultural land.

Dear Editor:

Summerland mayor and council are receiving letters, emails and phone calls supporting the destruction of over 200 acres of Class 1 agricultural land.

These people are petitioning the mayor and council to destroy this land. There is only 1.1 per cent of Class 1 agricultural land left in all of our province. Our present Official Community Plan as it is does not destroy farmland.

Does the mayor of Summerland believe that the few people on her petition who have an interest in the 200 acres have a greater weight than the over 2,000 people who have signed a petition to save this land from being destroyed forever?

Summerland mayor and council were elected to be the stewards of all of Summerland and should protect our agricultural land.

Reinhold Prochnau

Summerland