CRD sewage ads waste taxpayer money

The CRD has started to run expensive advertisements in local newspapers

The CRD has started to run expensive advertisements in local newspapers and these ads promise that a presumably more expensive insert will appear on Nov. 14, the same day that the Core Area Liquid Waste Management committee will be meeting.

A referendum in 1992 and subsequent radio polls have shown about two-thirds of the citizens of the CRD to be consistently opposed to land-based secondary sewage treatment.

Many people ask why we don’t have another referendum on this project.

In 2004 the regional liabilities regulation was passed that prevented regional districts from obtaining the approval of electors. With the stroke a pen, this democratic right was simply stripped away from us for obvious reasons.

Those of us who see nothing but flaws in the land-based secondary sewage treatment plan proposed by the CRD are appalled at the idea of the CRD using our own tax dollars to run these newspaper and radio ads to convince us otherwise. This is disgraceful.

I’m finally starting the see the benefits of amalgamation: no more CRD.

Richard Atwell

Saanich

 

 

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