Keep Oak Bay quaint

Let us hope a small business person with real skills will emerge with like-minded council aspirants

Cairine Green needs to learn the difference between working in the public sector and being in the public service.

One is a job with a lifetime of security, benefits, defined pension benefit and should you advance in the system, a chance to spend taxpayers money with insufficient oversight.

The other is to administer an enterprise requiring public consultation, decisions that reflect the will of the majority and standing by those decisions, finding cost cutting measures to freeze the mill rate and halt the automatic variances given to any builder who asks.

Let us hope a small business person with real skills will emerge with like-minded council aspirants so Oak Bay can continue to be the lovely community it is instead of drifting into an overbuilt bedroom community of multi-family, multi-storey buildings with the attendant problems.

C.W. Martin

Oak Bay

 

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