Council ignores important questions

I’m disappointed to see that Gary Lunn’s arrogance has not lessened since his return from Ottawa

I’m disappointed to see that Gary Lunn’s arrogance has not lessened since his return from Ottawa. His recent attack on Alice Finall for her attempts to have the North Saanich OCP respected by council is, to say the least, inappropriate.

He claims that “she shows a lack of respect for the people of North Saanich” when in point of fact she has attempted to respect their wishes as expressed in the approved OCP.

Lunn’s proposed development, opposed by so many in our community, may have the support of his four friends on council but it violates the OCP that we agreed to. That both Lunn and the majority of council see fit to ignore our wishes is the arrogant part of all of this.

Why is a slow and careful consultation that involves the whole community, that might result in a revision of the OCP, not taking place before any development is considered?

This is especially needed since much of the land in question is agricultural land that was and should again be producing food under glass.

In their rush to unwanted development, the council majority ignores important questions about food security, traffic density and available school capacity.

Tom Gore

North Saanich


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