Summerland ALR Rally
The decision on the ALR land swap in Summerland has been postponed indefinitely.
Summerland council was scheduled to vote on the proposal to swap 200 acres of farmland near the downtown core, for a larger piece of land on a hill.
Mayor Janice Perrino says the vote will be postponed in order to have at least one more public hearing, as more than 50 people were unable to squeeze into the town hall meeting on March 3.
Erin Carlson, organizer of the Stop the Swap organization, says further town hall meetings won’t change the opinion of opponents.
"They’re trading prime farmland in the ALR for poor land," Carlson says. "That isn’t going to change because they hold another town hall meeting."