Letter: Speak up about municipal development

Let local government know your thoughts about development affecting Oak Bay

And yet another corner to avoid in Oak Bay. I have yet to meet anyone who likes the looming structure at the corner of Foul Bay and Oak Bay Avenue that unfortunately has changed the corner forever. No setbacks, little greenery, dead grasses and totally out of sync and scale to the surrounding small buildings. Apparently when asked by Victoria, Oak Bay council OK’d the whole idea.

We have now lost our right-hand-turn lane, which of course creates a traffic backlog all for the sake of the development’s three parking spots.

Do I sound mad? You betcha! It does not take much to figure out who is ruining our beautiful Oak Bay and it has nothing to do with the people who love this special place.

It is time we told these developers and city council that we as a community never asked for the development that they are forcing us to pay for with much higher taxes in the coming years.

A lot of people throughout Oak Bay are extremely angry with these out-of-scale modern boxes that are going up faster than you count.

We do not want to become like Vancouver, everybody.

If we do not attend council meetings in no short order we will have paved lane ways, coach houses, monster houses and still no affordable housing and we will be left paying for this for years to come!

Rachel McDonnell

Oak Bay