Research incumbents’ record

I truly hope before going to the poll that the ratepayers pay particular attention to the record of the incumbents.

I truly hope before going to the poll that the ratepayers pay particular attention to the record of the incumbents.

One proposed we pay people to walk kids to school like we were living in Beirut or East L.A. A proposal so outrageous even this paper’s editorial board expressed its disapproval.

Some held up the Clive decision for the summer causing angst for proponents and opponents alike as well as costing the developer time and money.

As to the mayoralty candidates Cairine Green flip-flopped on Clive under pressure from her son for affordable housing in Oak Bay. To increase affordable housing you have to increase supply against demand.

Higher density, spot zoning and variances are the way to go for this although there are some lovely big lots in the Uplands with smaller houses which could easily  hold 30 or 40 suite condos with room for an outlet mall to increase commercial opportunities.

Nils Jensen is reprising his interest in integration of the police with Saanich or Victoria.

If he is re-elected and actually keeps the promise he made three years ago, this might be the only proposal that would save the municipality money since not having to pay a chief and assistant chief a combined 200K a year in salaries, benefits and expenses could help to hold the mill rate where it is which should be on every taxpayers’ mind since no one has made any suggestion about holding the line.

I am certainly not offering an endorsement.

If there was a box for “none of the above” my X would be there.

W. Richardson

Oak Bay

 

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