Thank you for your coverage of the North Saanich housing debate (PNR, April 3).
What sometimes seems to get overlooked is the essential role of our democratically-implemented Official Community Plan (latest version 2007).
The current council majority seems to be trying to bypass the stipulations and guidelines of our OCP. This is not a legitimate way to increase housing density in our district.
Instead it’s an overturning of the intent of our OCP by piecemeal, slice-and-dice spot rezoning, thereby undermining strategic and large-vision planning.
The one fair and democratic way to change density and zoning regulations is to initiate a review of our community’s foundation document, the OCP.