Land-use in North Saanich

How is it now that four people on council wish to make irrevocable land-use decisions that run counter to the 2007 consensus?

In 2007, North Saanich completed an Official Community Plan which was a collaborative, co-operative effort with wide community input.

How is it now that four people on council wish to make irrevocable land-use decisions that run counter to the 2007 consensus and expressed very clearly in the OCP document?

If the four council members want to change it, they should initiate the appropriate democratic community process.

But as it stands, the OCP calls for carefully planned, slow and gradual growth of the housing stock in North Saanich.

It also calls for protection of agricultural, forest, park and riparian zones.

Jack Thornburgh

North Saanich