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#61 LJ

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Posted 30 May 2021 - 07:07 PM

That's pretty slick.


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#62 Dietrich

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 02:16 PM

Political interests are spooling up for a concentrated attack on Langford's political establishment with the end game of installing a political presence on council mirroring Together Victoria.

Pay special attention to how the Danbrook One issue is positioned by media outlets. Danbrook One is going to serve as a dominant point of political activism next year and it will be used to undermine every facet of the current political leadership in Langford.

West Shore voters as a whole are going to be confronted by a different election in 2022 with political groups dedicated to taking advantage of an unaware voter base generally happy with the status quo and not politically active. This is a weakness on the West Shore and has been for a long time.
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Posted 14 November 2021 - 04:39 PM

Political interests are spooling up for a concentrated attack on Langford's political establishment with the end game of installing a political presence on council mirroring Together Victoria.

Pay special attention to how the Danbrook One issue is positioned by media outlets. Danbrook One is going to serve as a dominant point of political activism next year and it will be used to undermine every facet of the current political leadership in Langford.

West Shore voters as a whole are going to be confronted by a different election in 2022 with political groups dedicated to taking advantage of an unaware voter base generally happy with the status quo and not politically active. This is a weakness on the West Shore and has been for a long time.


We are seeing this with a "Westshore Focused" Capital Daily "Newspaper". They will be talking about the lack of housing while speaking out of both sides of their mouth about too much housing being built or too much development.

If you like urban decay, you'll love the new mantra.

#64 Barrrister

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 06:13 PM

Last thing Langford needs is the woken dead having any say in the city. They seem to think that downtown Portland is a real success story. They have managed to turn Victoria into a shithole in under eight years.


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#65 On the Level

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Posted 14 November 2021 - 06:23 PM

I truly believe that the Capitol Daily is political to the point it needs to be registered as such.   While we see the Time Colonist being slanted, it is too blatant for the Capitol Daily.  From their articles to their twitter posts, it is all one agenda.


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Posted 19 January 2022 - 12:55 PM

 

Love Langford Mayor Stew Young or hate him, you have to admire his guts for not just following other local municipalities and their tree bylaws.  

I support Young’s opposition because no existing legislation really deals with what I think should be focus of a tree bylaw in an urban setting.  This should be to increase the size and quality of our urban forest.
 
A landowner wishing to remove a tree on their property should have to plant two new ones.

 

What if someone had planted a tree in an area one should not have been planted (like above utilities)?  Rules like "remove one tree you must plant 2" are so oversimplified and dumbed down that they can only come from the City of Victoria or UVIC.

 

It's no wonder Stew has the popularity in Langford that he does.

 

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#67 Fairbanks

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 12:51 PM

I am not a huge Stu Long fan. He's done some good things and some things Langford may well regret in the near future.  Density w/o infrastructure is chaos.

I watched "whatsername" interviewed and don't believe a word she said.  Her body language gives her away.  I don't know what her game is but it's clear she has it in for Long.

Vote her out in Nov.

As the Mayor..."30 years as Mayor and now Lillian".  I do believe what Long says.


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#68 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 12:53 PM

Stu Long.   I'm not sure he was on the ballot last time.



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Posted 10 February 2022 - 04:26 PM

Lillian Szpak’s daughter is one of the "Langford Voters for Change" activists.  It's Langford's little "Together Victoria". 

 

If you go to their twitter feed, you'll see lots of retweets from Dubow, the Backpack Project, Capitol Daily, Aryze, Sonia Furstenau and various ones about bicycle transports to replace trucks.  

 

Szpak is throwing mud hoping that something will stick so they can make some movement towards turning Langford into another Victoria homeless utopia.


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#70 Nparker

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 04:31 PM

Lillian Szpak’s daughter is one of the "Langford Voters for Change" activists.  It's Langford's little "Together Victoria"...

Langford is welcome to her. The CoV has more than its fair share.



#71 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 08:42 AM

Lillian Szpak’s daughter is one of the "Langford Voters for Change" activists. It's Langford's little "Together Victoria".

If you go to their twitter feed, you'll see lots of retweets from Dubow, the Backpack Project, Capitol Daily, Aryze, Sonia Furstenau and various ones about bicycle transports to replace trucks.

Szpak is throwing mud hoping that something will stick so they can make some movement towards turning Langford into another Victoria homeless utopia.

I think CD may be leading the charge here.

This is the reason why Housing Twitter is so negative on Langford building 50% of the region’s housing supply. They are going to be working very hard to create the impression all Langford housing is bad, and to build ‘good’ housing, the politicians must be changed out.

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#72 spanky123

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 08:50 AM

^I find this hilarious. The owner of the CD is of course a white, male, capitalist yet his staff are all little socialists going after everyone they think holds power or privilege!

#73 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 08:59 AM

I suppose when you choose a particular leader, it draws particular journalists.

Twitter Housing is deeply interwoven into CD from what I can tell, and as much as I want to believe housing activists are sincere, we are seeing that that’s very much not the case.

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 09:17 AM

I suppose when you choose a particular leader, it draws particular journalists.

Twitter Housing is deeply interwoven into CD from what I can tell, and as much as I want to believe housing activists are sincere, we are seeing that that’s very much not the case.

 

We somehow are being groomed to believe that urban density can somehow provide affordable housing.  How is it working so far?

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#75 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 09:25 AM

I am a big proponent of density, of course, but unlike my views at the age of ~20, I realized eventually that you can't just throw your eggs into one basket (downtown/urban density) and call it a day. A mix of housing types, and styles, is key. Thankfully, density uplifts have provided a great deal of housing in our region.


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Posted 20 April 2022 - 03:27 AM

Political interests are spooling up for a concentrated attack on Langford's political establishment with the end game of installing a political presence on council mirroring Together Victoria.

Pay special attention to how the Danbrook One issue is positioned by media outlets. Danbrook One is going to serve as a dominant point of political activism next year and it will be used to undermine every facet of the current political leadership in Langford.

West Shore voters as a whole are going to be confronted by a different election in 2022 with political groups dedicated to taking advantage of an unaware voter base generally happy with the status quo and not politically active. This is a weakness on the West Shore and has been for a long time.

 

 

 

A grassroots group of Langford residents hopes to field a slate of candidates who can shake up city council, some members of which have been there since the municipality’s incorporation three decades ago.

 

Langford Now says it will field and support candidates in October’s civic election who balance the city’s rapid development with social and environmental needs in the Island’s fastest-growing community.

 

“We’ve been hearing from so many people that they’re frustrated with traffic, construction noise and the loss of green space. People are ready for a new vision in Langford,” said Corrina Craig, the authorized principal official of Langford Now. “[We] support candidates for mayor and council who believe in thoughtful and balanced development with meaningful and genuine community consultation.”

 

Craig said Langford Now has about 50 members and no specific candidates as yet. She said the group will provide information on key issues and candidate positions in the months leading up to the election.

 

As a registered electors organization, Craig said, the group will also endorse independent candidates who align with the concerns of its membership.

 

 

 

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“Parks, green space, trees … people need these, and there isn’t enough around these new developments,” said Craig. “Whole mountains are gone.”

 


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#77 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 05:45 AM

Ok, so Langford wants more community consultation, Victoria just took away community consultation for a large portion of projects.
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#78 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 05:47 AM

Public hearings are consultation. New OCP, sure. Does that require a bunch of leftists on council?
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#79 Mike K.

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 05:54 AM

How many of these individuals now have a home because of Langford’s policies?

Is this organization associated to Langford Voters for Change?

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#80 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 05:57 AM

The existing candidates should just run on a platform of “beware of the slate like Victoria has”.

That should do it.
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