The Sept. 9 North Saanich council meet demonstrated the difference between Counsellors Brown, Daly, McBride and Mearns compared to Mayor Finall with Counsellors McMurphy and Stock.
With standing room only, citizens expressed concern about the reports’ quality, impact on tax payers and failure to address affordable housing. Emphasis on increased density ignored alternative housing such as nanny suites, legal suites and housing for elderly or disabled.
Defeat of the staff recommendation to have a public review when impact information is available demonstrates contempt for citizen involvement.
I admire intelligent, thoughtful and courageous people who contribute to our community. Thanks to recorded meetings, you can witness Mayor Finall, and Counsellors McMurphy and Stock steadfastly address issues through clear informed principles a contrast to off-the-cuff opinion and drama.