Lack of respect

I have been watching the housing crises in North Saanich with this council for the last two years with great interest

I have been watching the housing crises in North Saanich with this council for the last two years with great interest.

The meeting on Aug. 19 seemed to emphasize the problem — mainly one of decent leadership. With the mayor stating in the PNR and on radio nothing like this has ever happened in North Saanich is simply not true. Under her leadership two councillors had to leave because of her attitude towards staff, consultants and anyone who did not believe in her agenda.

The mayor has had the support of the North Saanich Rate Payers Association and Dean Park Association and has been able to set the agenda.

Her two supporters on council showed a lack of ethics with the type of questioning towards a professional consultant and they should know better considering their former employment. Asking for Freedom of Information on your own elected cohorts is inexcusable behaviour. I don’t believe this has ever been done before and shows lack of respect towards anyone who does not believe in their cause.

I don’t blame the three councillors for walking out.

Housing in North Saanich is inevitable and much needed and our three strong councillors need our support now more than ever to show we also know what is needed.

Let’s go forward and issue the permits for housing so we will know the sky is not falling in just because a couple of lots are developed.

Sheilah Fea, North Saanich

Just Posted

Saanich’s 20-year-old acting mayor encourages other young people get involved in politics

There is a ‘hunger for young voices’ in politics right now

Designs for Johnson Street Bridge waterfront areas hit delays

Upgrades to the Songhees Park, surrounding area being presented Thursday

Personal health scare inspires Sidney’s newest gym

Arne Jackson said the scare was a ‘wake-up call’

VicPD catches impaired driver near elementary school

Citizens alerted police to driver near James Bay Community School

VIDEO: B.C. couple creates three-storey ‘doggie mansion’ for their five pups

Group of seven, who Kylee Ryan has dubbed as the ‘wandering paws,’ have a neat setup in Jade City

MacKinnon powers Avs to 5-4 OT win over Canucks

Vancouver battled back late to pick up single point

Poole’s Land finale: Tofino’s legendary ‘hippie commune’ being dismantled

Series of land-use fines inspire owner Michael Poole to sell the roughly 20-acre property.

Port Alberni mom takes school district to court over Indigenous smudging, prayer in class

Candice Servatius, who is an evangelical Christian, is suing School District 70

Family of B.C. man killed in hit-and-run plead for tips, one year later

Cameron Kerr’s family says the driver and passengers tried to cover their tracks

Princeton couple pays for dream vacation with 840,000 grocery store points

It’s easy if you know what you are doing, they say

Chilliwack family’s dog missing after using online pet-sitting service

Frankie the pit bull bolted and hit by a car shortly after drop off through

B.C. wildlife experts urge hunters to switch ammo to stop lead poisoning in birds

OWL, in Delta, is currently treating two eagles for lead poisoning

Most Read