Cairine Green

Election 2014: Mayoral candidate Cairine Green

District of Oak Bay: Green, Cairine— Mayor candidate

  • Thu Nov 6th, 2014 12:00pm
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Do you live in Oak Bay?

Yes, I live in Oak Bay. First lived in Oak Bay in 1977 and raised our son on

St. Patrick St. through the 1980’s until my husband’s career took us to

Maple Bay, BC. Returned to Oak Bay in 2010.

 

Is a deer cull necessary?

Yes, it may be necessary to cull deer but not without a coordinated regional

approach first that involves partner municipalities and the provincial

government. Current deer management pilot involving Oak Bay has not

been evaluated for its efficacy. Operational resources appear inadequate,

there is uncertainty about use of clover traps as a humane capture method,

no detailed forecast of projected costs to taxpayers and no recent scientific

data on Oak Bay’s total deer numbers and migratory patterns. Also need

further communication and consultation with Oak Bay residents to address

confusion about current strategy.

 

How do you see the future of development in Oak Bay (secondary suites, multi-family dwellings)?

Through a new Official Community Plan adopted in September 2014, growth

will be moderate at .05% (or 900 new people in Oak Bay over 10 years).

Hiring of a new qualified planner this fall (the first in Oak Bay’s history)

means that CAREFUL PLANNING will be key to developing a “made in

Oak Bay” housing strategy. Will include ongoing community consultation

to consider development of housing options such as regulated secondary

suites, duplexes, townhouses and heritage conversions.

 

What area of the OCP should be addressed first?

A review of the current Zoning Bylaw to ensure that it is consistent with

provisions of the new OCP and enables the community to move forward on

developing a new Housing Strategy, step two of compatible planning with

Oak Bay’s changing housing needs.

 

What is your vision for sewage treatment in Oak Bay?

My vision is not limited to sewage treatment in Oak Bay — because this is a

regional issue, my vision extends to partner municipalities so that we can

work together collaboratively to find cost-effective and new technologies that

focus on leading edge wastewater treatment.

 

What do you think is the most important issue to address in our community?

Effective implementation of the new Official Community plan, a process that

requires full time, focused leadership and previous proven experience, skills

and abilities that I will bring to the role of Mayor of Oak Bay.