That have Sidney nearby for their commercial needs, they do not need “village centres” at Deep Cove and McTavish.
“I don’t think that they necessarily represent the majority opinion,” he said, noting that making the OCP review a ballot question would give other residents a chance to be heard. “We are elected to make decisions in the best interest of the district and the people, and I take that responsibility seriously. As a long-time Green, I hear the hypocrisy of people who say ‘oh, we love agriculture.’ They don’t want agriculture. They want a pastoral setting to drive through.”
Residents of North Saanich, one of the richest Canadian communities by net worth, are split around their own interests, Weisenberger said.
“Those who want to keep us in 1983, look at what is happening at the Amazon site,” he said. North Saanich has a responsibility to provide good governance and that includes housing for those working on the Peninsula, he added. “When you are in a care home and you need your diaper changed or whatever, are you expecting people to drive from Langford or take public transit for an hour-and-a-half to service you? Where are those people going to live? Who is responsible for these decisions? We are!”
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 December 2021 - 03:04 PM.