WEST SHORE LETTERS: Council too idealistic for residents’ liking

Electric charging stations, solar initiatives avoid more pressing matters in Colwood

Bravo to Dave Wing for telling it like it is.

Colwood, unfortunately, has a reputation for building holes. In fact it has become a bit of a joke, but not to this Colwood taxpayer. While I realize development company bankruptcies are not totally council’s fault, they must learn to examine proposals more carefully and get their collective heads out of their “we are the greenest,” airy fairy mindset that seems to prevail.

Sure, being green is important, but not to the extent of overlooking more pressing, more realistic aspects of municipal development. Who cares if we win awards for solar schemes when not enough people have embraced the concept and signed on. Who cares if we win the race to install more electric car charging stations than any other municipality before we surveyed how many Colwood residents own electric cars.

In 2011, I voted for people I truly believed would bring good management to our city. Instead we get waffling, poor decisions and on top of that, a weak declaration that not enough people were interested in putting the amalgamation question on the ballot this time. Who did you ask?

On amalgamation, look at Langford, which, by being more aggressive, is getting things done. Think what this attitude and some sound business acumen could mean when merged with Colwood’s land bank – a high-end real estate development with parks, sports facilities and more.

Here’s to Langwood or Colford, whichever you want to call it.

Pamela Jackson

Colwood

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