Getting heated over there! RT @RomanzoTheNovel: @IdaChongYYJ to @DeanFortin #yyjpoli come clean and admit extra costs for Blue Bridge!!!
Atwell on increased taxes and public debt: look for best practices, make developers pay for amenities when possible.
Derman asked if he'll support getting rid of CRD. Crowd chuckles. Derman: "need skeleton from region, munis put flesh on the bones."
Gerrard on what he would do as a CRD director: Buying Viewfield Rd site was "ridiculous." He says pumping to Hartland not smart.
Plant gets big applause when he says Saanich should have put amalgamation Q on ballot. "My position is to listen to residents."
Wergeland takes Q on sewage: "there's no q in my mind that plants spread across munis will cost more. Single plant cheapest option."
Murdock asked how to stop people cutting down trees. Fines aren't enough. "We lose 9 Beckwith Parks of trees each year." More enforcement.
Newby on light rail transit: where do you get the money and whose backyard to do run through? But we need it. At least get HOV lane.
Mayor Leonard takes Q on density: "our regional and OCP call for more density. But they also say where we don't want it." Light applause.
Brice asked if developers should provide garden plots for units in new apps: 4 yrs ago, rare Q. Cuncil will support if ppl want it.
Haynes takes Q on sidewalks: "we've got funding for 4km annually. There are 200km that need doing. Need objective process to ID projects."
She's good. "@jackknox: An encouraging salmon story from @timescolonist's @amysmart1 timescolonist.com/news/local/coh… #yyj"
Curiously, Leonard told me during break that he's not getting much on the doorstep about amalgamation question.
Haynes uses his Who Wants to be a Millionaire "poll the audience" joke again. Then says we need term limits for office. Applause from some.
Brownoff says we need to develop more safe ways to get kids to school other than driving. More safe routes for walking and cycling.
Wade takes Q on traffic calming. She says as expected: move people and goods, respect neighbourhoods.
Atwell is up on Mckenzie interchange: "Prov. Highway but mayor's job is to get it done. ... need advocacy. No 1 priority for many."
Derman: "we've skimped for years on the number of planners we have." Oh really? Need to follow up on this.
Gerrard says most developers will give amenities to get project approval. "When they're at the mic, we need to ask hard questions."
Derman: "CRD needs a lot of improvement. Directors need to know they're directors first, municipal politicians second."
Gerrard on CRD responsibilities: "we need an interchange at Mckenzie and TCH. Let's get it done."
Plant says he supports residents being heard on amalgamation before Saanich decides what it should do.
Murdock gets soft Q on farmer's market in Panama Flats: "yes would like to see. Need consultation with neighbours ... affordable food."
More posts are loading...