Clive discussion left positive feeling

This was a respectful and occasionally inspirational community meeting – a new era in Oak Bay community dialogue.

Regardless of one’s view of the outcome of the March 11 public hearing regarding the Clive development, there are some very positive takeaways.

This was a respectful and occasionally inspirational community meeting – a new era in Oak Bay community dialogue.

The inclusive attitudes, youthful perspectives, forward thinking ideals and appreciation of environmental values expressed that evening embraced a spirit of collaboration, generosity and thoughtful change.

This is a repudiation of the abrasiveness of the self-appointed Oak Bay Watch leadership who offered up only caustic attitude, misleading hype and personal attacks.

I hope the progressive and inclusive tone of the new age Oak Bay community continues to flourish in other organizations and public discourse.

Angus Matthews

Oak Bay