The Capital Regional District’s $783-million waste – otherwise known as the sewage plan – has encountered a huge amount of opposition from outside and in: environmentalists, professors, even some CRD board members.
There are many groups of concerned volunteers in Victoria trying to get the CRD to wake up. Those volunteers have been contributing time and their own after-tax money to fight for Richard Atwell’s RITE plan, which would be to everyone’s benefit.
On one side, Victoria’s volunteers have to work to feed their families, to pay tax, and to fight the CRD without financial support. On the other side, the CRD has abundant tax dollars and they can always get more from our pockets.
It seems that it’s very hard for the RITE plan to get the attention of the majority of decision makers. At the same time though, more citizens are realizing the CRD is on the wrong path.
Will their resources and “public education” (Seaterra advertising) overcome the growing public outcry?
By bungling the Viewfield Road sludge plant proposal, the CRD has already lost the trust of Greater Victoria residents. Now, they’ve lost control of the whole project and they’re about to lose face, so they’re scrambling to justify this sinking ship.
The more they engage in damage control, the more your tax dollars will suffer.