Cull not the major issue for most in Oak Bay

Official community plan, zoning issues, aging infrastructure and municipal services are far more important issues

I can’t resist responding to a letter in the April 8 issue of the Oak Bay News under the headline “Cull the sensible decision.”

The writer states that Mayor Jensen’s “main plank” in last fall’s election was the cull. Really? What about the community plan, zoning issues, aging infrastructure and municipal services? Even at the inflated cost of $16,000 to kill 11 deer, the cull represented a minute fraction of Oak Bay’s municipal budget.

I suspect many voters didn’t care one way or another about the cull. The writer of the letter goes on to bemoan the prohibition against discharging firearms within municipal borders, and states that he would volunteer tomorrow to shoot deer if that wasn’t prevented by “naive urban dwellers.”

This attitude makes me way more nervous than the chance of deer nibbling my hostas and roses.

Audrey Driscoll

Oak Bay