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#1161 LeoVictoria

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:38 PM

Is the anti vaxxer pulling the slate down

 

Sure hope so.   I was happy to see the word get out about this and lots of people saying they would eschew the entire slate if they're ok with that. 



#1162 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:42 PM

Is the anti vaxxer pulling the slate down

I know lots of people that voted for Ian Jessop



#1163 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:45 PM

The good news is that Saanich got 4 NEW Council members. That is a positive thing. Unfortunately The new Mayor will not bring Saanich in the correct direction.



#1164 nagel

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:47 PM

I know lots of people that voted for Ian Jessop

I don't know a single person who did, and I talk shop with many people, and when they heard anti vaxx, that was game over for Fascists for Saanich.



#1165 LeoVictoria

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

I know lots of people that voted for Ian Jessop

 

Not lots enough



#1166 lanforod

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

I wish Burton had gotten in along with Harper. Just too many candidates. Would have helped balance it a bit, it has swung considerably too progressive, IMO.  Will certainly be interesting for Taylor and de Vries, young guys.



#1167 LeoVictoria

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:48 PM

Only Karen Harper survived that toxic slate.

 

Nice results!  Almost everyone very pro-affordable housing.  Hope to see more supply being approved in Saanich in the next few years.   

 

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#1168 RFS

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:52 PM

Only Karen Harper survived that toxic slate.

Nice results! Almost everyone very pro-affordable housing. Hope to see more supply being approved in Saanich in the next few years.

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I’d say saanich just moved backward on residential building

#1169 LeoVictoria

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:54 PM

I’d say saanich just moved backward on residential building

 

Not according to these rankings:   http://citiesforever...bility-ratings/

 

Everyone elected has pro-affordable housing and pro-infill housing policies except for Karen Harper.

 

Of course that depends on whether they actually hold their promises.  But Saanich has been an embarrassing laggard on development so kicking out many incumbents is certainly a good start to changing something.


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#1170 Mystic-Pizza

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:58 PM

Not according to these rankings:   http://citiesforever...bility-ratings/

 

Everyone elected has pro-affordable housing and pro-infill housing policies except for Karen Harper.

 

Of course that depends on whether they actually hold their promises.  But Saanich has been an embarrassing laggard on development so kicking out many incumbents is certainly a good start to changing something.

That's the thing.........what they consider "affordable housing" isn't affordable. It's $1400 for a one bedroom etc.



#1171 lanforod

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:09 PM

Didn't a massive development of affordable housing just get approved? I don't think Saanich had an issue with this the last 4 years. 

That said, I do want to see a lot of infill happening. Not affordable housing per se but target that issue by fast tracking developments and incentivizing density. Build the Uptown core up, densify McKenzie, ditto for Quadra... So many busy streets with old junky SFH's or empty land... waste of space.


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#1172 RFS

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:13 PM

Not according to these rankings: http://citiesforever...bility-ratings/

Everyone elected has pro-affordable housing and pro-infill housing policies except for Karen Harper.

Of course that depends on whether they actually hold their promises. But Saanich has been an embarrassing laggard on development so kicking out many incumbents is certainly a good start to changing something.


Fair enough, I hadn’t really followed saanich but united for saanich seemed better for development and businesses

#1173 lanforod

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:14 PM

^ better for business probably. I doubt they'd be better for developments though; mainly why I only voted for part of the slate.



#1174 LeoVictoria

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:17 PM

Didn't a massive development of affordable housing just get approved? I don't think Saanich had an issue with this the last 4 years. 

That said, I do want to see a lot of infill happening. Not affordable housing per se but target that issue by fast tracking developments and incentivizing density. Build the Uptown core up, densify McKenzie, ditto for Quadra... So many busy streets with old junky SFH's or empty land... waste of space.

 

Yeah I hope they get creative about fasttracking and rezoning some areas.     The only risk is if they bring back some kind of EDPA nonsense that blocks development.  


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#1175 lanforod

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:21 PM

Thats probably the first thing they will do, unfortunately. Grr.



#1176 Bingo

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:23 PM

Has anyone's computer been hacked yet. 


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#1177 LeoVictoria

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:31 PM

Thats probably the first thing they will do, unfortunately. Grr.

 

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#1178 jonny

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 09:54 PM

I don't know a single person who did, and I talk shop with many people, and when they heard anti vax, that was game over for Fascists for Saanich.


Fascists? What the hell are you on about?

#1179 nagel

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:02 PM

Fascists? What the hell are you on about?

I'll retract it rather than defend.  



#1180 jonny

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:08 PM

So the only real surprise in Saanich is De Vries, who I really don't like.

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