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#2221 Mike K.

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 02:52 AM

Perhaps it will steer the conversation towards a single police force for the lower four munis.

Now that bars are reopening and night life re-emerging we can expect police resources downtown to be stretched as thin as they could ever possibly be stretched. Already one murder in the days following the reopening and I can assure you there was plenty of mayhem on the streets tonight, and will be Saturday night.

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#2222 Barrrister

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 06:38 AM

The whole point of this consultation is to avoid a referendum and have the province simply impose amalgamation. Eby is pushing for it. 



#2223 Spy Black

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 06:52 AM

The whole point of this consultation is to avoid a referendum and have the province simply impose amalgamation. Eby is pushing for it. 

Under current government policy (not just the NDP, but B.C. Gov't's procedures in general), imposing amalgamation isn't on the table. 

Don't conflate imposing a policing restructure (the domain of the Eby, the AG) with full blown amalgamation (the domain of Cullenm, the Municipal Affairs Minister).

 

The Province long ago got rid of any form of "forced" amalgamation, replacing it with referendum based process that requires a 50%+ vote before it can proceed.

 

It's all here:

https://www2.gov.bc....ing_changes.pdf


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#2224 Cats4Hire

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 07:19 AM

I did a Google search for Saanich just now, and this came up.  I guess it's showing me downtown Saanich?

 

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You would not wish that downtown on your worst municipal enemy.  But here we are.  

 

But that's Uptown! How can Uptown be downtown  :whyme:



#2225 Mike K.

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 08:58 AM

It’s funny, come to think of it, how much high-fiving is taking place over the Uptown Plan, and its 24-storey heights at a few spots, and its calls for density. Langford, meanwhile, builds the entire current Uptown area’s actively proposed residential density every dang year and Victorians be like “bruh, but where’s the on-street parking!?”

And just watch. In the time Langford builds another 1,000 units in its downtown core, barely one project will have completed at Uptown.
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#2226 Nparker

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 09:21 AM

The feet dragging around the Uptown residential component is embarrassing.



#2227 todd

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Posted 26 March 2022 - 09:30 AM

The whole point of this consultation is to avoid a referendum and have the province simply impose amalgamation. Eby is pushing for it.

I thought it was just to waste money. again

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#2228 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 06 April 2022 - 05:29 AM

No amalgamation with Victoria, please

 

I appreciate the concern about an amalgamation between Saanich and Victoria, but please don’t offer to pass the buck to Oak Bay, Esquimalt or any municipality, for that matter.

 

Until Victoria voters show the ability to vote in responsible councillors and mayors, unlike the narcissistic lunatics, anarchists and activists that have dominated Victoria’s council for the past eight years, no practical citizen in any other municipality would touch amalgamation with a 10-foot bike lane.

 

As for Oak Bay, it’s time to man the wall/Tweed Curtain. Which should be easy, as Victoria is already blocking traffic back and forth into Oak Bay already.

 

Barrie Moen
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https://www.timescol...ictoria-5237073


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#2229 aastra

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Posted 06 April 2022 - 11:29 AM

 

Until Victoria voters show the ability to vote in responsible councillors and mayors, unlike the narcissistic lunatics, anarchists and activists that have dominated Victoria’s council for the past eight years, no practical citizen in any other municipality would touch amalgamation with a 10-foot bike lane.

 

Now we're blaming Ben Isitt and Lisa Helps for 120 years of amalgamation controversy. By my rough count that would be reason #185,001.


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#2230 lanforod

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Posted 06 April 2022 - 03:17 PM

Those two just put the ! on the previous 185000 reasons.


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