I am puzzled by Oak Bay council which voted against variances in order to stop a very worthwhile rebuilding of the Oak Bay Lodge and passed proportionately much greater variances in order to bring about the new Clive Drive apartment building.
It is unfortunate that the new building at the corner of Clive and Oak Bay Avenue will not be built before this fall’s municipal election so that all could judge the wisdom of this decision.
It is done and all citizens of Oak Bay should hope it is an architectural addition to our village. I am concerned at the general quality of judgment of our present council and urge all concerned citizens to consider carefully their vote this fall.
I urge competent people to consider serving our community. We need new voices on our council that would reflect Oak Bay’s tradition of lower density that has made our municipality what we love. As Joni Mitchell so aptly expressed: “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. They paved paradise, and up a parking lot.”