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#1661 tjv

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:52 PM

I agree. and that’s why I say all that needs to happen is government zoning / regulation changes.

Hence why I pointed it out

 

Yeah but isn’t that because you are on well water and septic?

I am on City water and I have an engineered package treatment plant that actually waters my lawn via the on site computer



#1662 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:34 PM

Apologies if this has been posted already, but the city is asking for input on affordable housing here:  https://t.co/2YigAXnxZF



#1663 Mattjvd

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

Apologies if this has been posted already, but the city is asking for input on affordable housing here: https://t.co/2YigAXnxZF


Thanks for sharing that. I'd encourage everyone to fill it out.

#1664 Nparker

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:24 PM

Thanks for sharing that. I'd encourage everyone to fill it out.


Done...but probably not with the responses the CoV wants.
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#1665 tedward

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:14 PM

Thanks for sharing that. I'd encourage everyone to fill it out.

 

I did, and I specifically asked for the three-story walk-up on a single family lot to be allowed in all residential neighbourhoods. 


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#1666 spanky123

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:50 PM

I did, and I specifically asked for the three-story walk-up on a single family lot to be allowed in all residential neighbourhoods. 

 

Well if you listen to Mayor Helps' comments at the last COTW meeting it already is. She has no issue with a 6 plex on any lot!


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#1667 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:03 PM

Well if you listen to Mayor Helps' comments at the last COTW meeting it already is. She has no issue with a 6 plex on any lot!

 

if it meets the current sq. footage maximum why not?

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 April 2019 - 02:09 PM.


#1668 tjv

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:26 PM

Thanks for sharing that. I'd encourage everyone to fill it out.

Are you saying everyone in the CRD should fill it out?  As a Central Saanich resident I would love to tell CoV taxpayers what to do lol



#1669 Mattjvd

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:27 PM

I asked for density minimums, not maximums, downtown. Along with blanket up-zoning of areas that have the infrastructure to support it.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 03:36 PM

I said quit wording surveys to get the desired outcome you desire.
I’m sure mine with be trashed immediately .
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#1671 Nparker

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 03:41 PM

I said quit wording surveys to get the desired outcome you desire....

OMG that was soooooo true with this survey. What a joke.


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#1672 mbjj

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 06:27 PM

I said that on one of the bike lane surveys, lol.



#1673 DustMagnet

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:21 PM

Are you saying everyone in the CRD should fill it out?  As a Central Saanich resident I would love to tell CoV taxpayers what to do lol

 

One of the questions is what part of CoV do you live in, or if you live in a neighbouring municipality.  So go ahead and give them your opinion anyway.

I filled it out and said they should densify like mad men and build tall towers everywhere.



#1674 tjv

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 05:38 AM

I said quit wording surveys to get the desired outcome you desire.
I’m sure mine with be trashed immediately .

I did the survey and it was a complete joke.  I even pointed out your comment in my answers.  I basically said they needed to start ad campaigns that roommates are acceptable and a new stripped down building code that allows ultra cheap basic housing to be built (but the BC Building Code is a provincial law and the CoV can't override it)

 

Lol, even love the income brackets - 60k and up is the top one.  They really aren't looking for any meaningful answers


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#1675 rjag

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:44 AM

I did the survey and it was a complete joke.  I even pointed out your comment in my answers.  I basically said they needed to start ad campaigns that roommates are acceptable and a new stripped down building code that allows ultra cheap basic housing to be built (but the BC Building Code is a provincial law and the CoV can't override it)

 

Lol, even love the income brackets - 60k and up is the top one.  They really aren't looking for any meaningful answers

 

Yup, its a joke survey. I noticed the income # and wondered where they got the idea for numbers so low...perhaps they had a sub-committee determine they didnt want to trigger anyone.

 

I suggested they consider inviting the people that actually run and build rentals like property managers and the construction association and have a discussion about the costs of construction and upkeep and the role that a Muni could play to target lower rents such as tax breaks, faster permit processing, lower fees and removing requirements for public art amenity contributions etc....this could be done with 10-20 year guarantees via placing liens on the title etc to ensure the owner doesnt just take advantage of the situation etc...

 

But what does it matter? Its not about housing low income people but the appearance of housing low income people.


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#1676 rjag

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 06:54 AM

https://business.fin...obox=1556202931

 

Two policy moves killed residential rental construction in Canada, and we're still feeling the effects

 

 

 

I dont think CoV read the Financial Post so I'm leaving this here in case they are monitoring this page for subversive behavior 

 

And in case they still refuse to open it in fear of Ben finding out.....

 

John Dickie, the Federation’s president, believes that all tiers of government have to make changes to ensure renting is a healthy and a viable housing alternative for Canadians. He believes that the feds must reform the tax policy for rental buildings so that the capital gains tax does not continue to be a deterrent for investment in rental housing.

“The provinces and cities need to look hard at development charges, delays in planning approvals, and rent control restrictions. Those are the most important factors holding back much-needed purpose-built rental supply,” 

 


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#1677 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 11:31 AM

the income bracket plays into their plan. “residents in 5 of the 6 income brackets agreed” etc.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 April 2019 - 11:32 AM.

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#1678 jonny

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

Great to see the city acknowledge that supply is an issue. 



#1679 jonny

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:32 PM

Co-op housing and tiny homes communities and tiny homes on wheels? WTF?


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#1680 Nparker

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Posted 25 April 2019 - 03:35 PM

...tiny homes on wheels? WTF?

Can tiny homes on wheels lanes be far off?



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