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Caledonia
Uses: rental, townhome
Address: 1211 Gladstone Avenue
Municipality: Victoria
Region: Urban core
Storeys: 5
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[Fernwood] Caledonia | Affordable rentals; townhomes | Up to 5-storeys | Proposed


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#21 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 04:20 AM

Helps said that partnership sets a precedent for what can be done in the city and the region to work together to bring more affordable housing.

 

Coun. Geoff Young, the lone vote of opposition, said he was concerned about the impacts of a large project on the neighbourhood, and suggested several smaller projects throughout the city would be preferable.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...council-4707371



#22 Casual Kev

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Posted 31 October 2021 - 10:17 AM

 

Helps said that partnership sets a precedent for what can be done in the city and the region to work together to bring more affordable housing.

 

Coun. Geoff Young, the lone vote of opposition, said he was concerned about the impacts of a large project on the neighbourhood, and suggested several smaller projects throughout the city would be preferable.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...council-4707371

 

 

Young must weep every time he drives by Begbie Street, those low-rise buildings placing an unbearable burden on all of us.

 

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#23 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 02:40 PM

Victoria considers $1 million-plus grant for Fernwood housing project

More project details needed before council decides whether to exceed maximum grant amount


In discussion, Couns. Geoff Young and Stephen Andrew were opposed to allocating the larger figure, but voiced support for a $500,000 grant. Andrew took issue with the application not specifying exactly where the increased grant funds would be spent, adding applicants for housing fund moneys “better come with their ducks in a row.”

Other councillors noted a request for a larger amount would mean going back and changing the reserve fund’s requirements.


https://www.vicnews....using-project/#

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 December 2021 - 02:41 PM.


#24 Nparker

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:40 AM

Sure it's only my tax dollars. My pockets are deep. Spend away!



#25 Barrrister

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 07:53 AM

Endless demands on peoples money with a complete disregard to the fact that a lot of people in Victoria are really stretched thin. Have these politicians not gone into a grocery store lately?



#26 Moderation

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:06 PM

If you are against the funding or project make your case. Do  your comments really add to understanding your concerns..

 

Yes we have inflation. The city council has little if any control over that. Perhaps all the more reason to support lower income housing.

 

We elect council to spend our tax money. If they do not spend it in ways that you do not like use you vote to change council membership as I assume you will.

 

Council has to make the best decision they can that they as a democratic group have been elected to do.


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#27 Nparker

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 02:06 PM

...Council has to make the best decision they can that they as a democratic group have been elected to do.

Thanks for this laugh.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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#28 Moderation

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 04:18 PM

No .one makes perfect decisions.

 

Just because you do not agree with the democratic decisions made does not make them a joke.

 

They are by definition the best decision that that group of elected people could make on that point that day. They are elected to make decisions not only the decisions that you like.

 

If you think that you can do better run for office or support others who run who have opinions like yours. Constant negative comments like those above about council decisions on its own are counter productive.


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#29 Nparker

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 05:02 PM

...They are by definition the best decision that that group of elected people could make on that point that day....

I think you might actually believe this.



#30 Barrrister

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 05:40 PM

Moderation is rather embarrassing as to their stated position, One almost has to assume that it is one of the usual shills for TV that attempts to stifle discussion.  

 

One of the attributes of a democracy is that it is perfectly acceptable to criticize elected officials especially when there decisions are inept and irresponsible. being elected is not the equivalent of making the best or even good decisions.

 

But moderation already knows this and is simply attempting to manipulate the discussion. And yes I am assuming that proposition since the alternative is that Moderation, to pit it kindly, has a severe intellectual deficit.


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#31 Moderation

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 07:05 PM

Our democracy is based on passing the authority of much decision making to those who have been elected by the population.

 

Freedom of speech is not any part of what I said. I am simply suggesting that just calling the decisions of our elected official as wrong or a joke does little to address the decision. Better to suggest alternatives, get involved in public meeting or support the election of people who hold similar views to themselves. Making derogatory remarks about people is also not helpful if you want to address issues and have a constructive conversation. 

 

We are now way off topic. I rest my opinion.


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