This poor developer.
I think if you'd ask him, Kevin Walker would probably call himself a hotelier. The redevelopment of the hotel is necessitated by where the hotel industry is headed and he's just trying to be a good businessman and stay competitive. Unfortunately, that requires him to take on the monstrous task of being a developer in Oak Bay. In this end of town we're not good at looking beyond our own narrow self-interests and doing what's in the greater good.
Isn't the name of the main Nimby OakBay Council person....PAM?
Main NIMBY? We have many to choose from so I'm not sure who our "main NIMBY" would be but I'm gonna assume you mean councillor and deputy mayor Pat Copley.
Perhaps you'd care to read a few choice quotes from the February 27, 2006 edition of the Times Colonist
article Heritage on the line in Oak Bay
Added Copley: "I'm not saying save every house [but] if you're going to replace everything, it's going to look like Bear Mountain, which is fine if you want to live in Bear Mountain."
Developers are smart, well-financed and sophisticated. "We can't pretend they're going to stop at the Tweed Curtain," she saidGee, I'd thought you'd be kindred spirits given your mutual dislike for Bear Mountain. LOL.