Suites not suited for Oak Bay

Editorial entitled “Larger fines are not enough” in your Feb. 26 edition was right on the mark.

Your editorial entitled “Larger fines are not enough” in your Feb. 26 edition was right on the mark.

As you so correctly pointed out “Until jurisdictions take enforcement as seriously as they take the creation of rules, people will continue to (violate bylaws) knowing the chances of getting caught (for a bylaw violation) are slim”.

This is precisely why any secondary suite bylaws that Oak Bay council may make in an effort to protect the character of Oak Bay and to prevent the noise, parking problems and traffic that will be caused by secondary suites will be equally weak.

The only realistic and sure way for our municipality to prevent the damaging problems that will be caused by secondary suites is to continue to prohibit them.

Bruce Filan

 

Oak Bay