LETTER: Developers contribute to the affordable housing problem

Developers just told Victoria council that requiring 10 to 15 per cent affordable housing in developments would grind development to a stop. Who knew that all you had to do to stop the developers from running wild in your community was require 10 to 15 per cent affordable units in their development of high-end units for the very wealthy?

Let the message be heard throughout Vancouver Island, the province, Canada, the world – if you want to get rid of the developers overrunning your area, just require them to include 10 per cent affordable housing. It will stop them in their tracks.

Victoria has enough high-end hi-rises now. Too much traffic created, too many low-income residences lost to greedy development for the rich of the world.

They are part of the problem of affordable housing, not part of the solution. Let them move on to greener pastures, preferable off southern island area. Might I suggest Port Hardy area – they would certainly be welcome there.

William Tate


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