After moving into the North Saanich area a year ago, but also watching news for this area for the past 12 years, I strongly agree there should be a question on the next ballot about amalgamation. I don’t appreciate the attitude of the mayor who claimed “no one has mentioned it to her.”
Well, now it is being mentioned and the voters in the area have a right to express their opinion in a vote.
There is nothing professional about all the infighting going on with North Saanich council, with two distinct sides and each having their supporters in the community. The bashing back and forth every week in the paper is proof of a broken system. Maybe one larger region would put an end to some of this. I feel there would be cost savings to be had.
Most things work better when people pull together and having council members from each of the areas making decisions to improve life for all who live on the Peninsula seems like a much better solution.