Agriculture good for the community

Re: Cows home to roost in Gordon Head (News, March 1)

Re: Cows home to roost in Gordon Head (News, March 1)

I am thrilled to see productive agriculture in my municipality.

In order to create a sustainable community for current, and future generations we need to utilize existing farmland, make land available for young farmers and invest in a local food network.

As Coun. Susan Brice explained, there would have to be a compelling argument for the greater good of the community for the application to be accepted, not just personal profit through real estate development.

Had the politicians in Saanich ignored their existing policies and opted to support the application, the ALR would have shot it down regardless.

This would have resulted in additional economic losses for Mr. Alberg and the municipality.

For those of you who are wondering, those losses would have come out of tax revenues.

Would you rather your tax dollars subsidize applications that are going to fail or have that money used for something constructive that benefits the community? If you’re going to rely on common sense please make sure that it is informed common sense.

William Mirewood

Saanich