There always comes a time when a massive influx of "new" residents begins to have an impact on local politics.
In this case, it would seem that a few unemployed academics are finding a voice by getting a bit of press regarding their belief in that Langford apparently lacks transparency.
Here's the thing though ... Stu's not stupid, and has never been "criminally inclined", AND he's surrounded by an entire Council, AND a full compliment of the bureaucrats required to actually make a municipality run.
All to say, Stu's got nothing at all to hide, and despite the rapid influx of "new" residents, he's also very likely (based on the last election) to get re-elected each and every time he chooses to run.
Langford has gone from one extreme to the other in my lifetime as a resident of the region ... from a literal Dogpatch, to a highly developed and ever developing area within 15 minutes of downtown Victoria, and the majority of residents don't seem to mind the change one bit.
These UVIC eggheads will very likely rattle a few cages in Langford ... but not every municipality is as stupid as Victoria proper in believing a bunch of left wing, out of work, bookworms are actually capable of running a municipality.
Personally, and as a lifetime resident of the region, I hope Langford very publicly (albeit figuratively) runs these boobs out of town.