Letter: Parking is a mad house at Saanich municipal hall

Saanich Municipal Hall parking area is overcrowded on weekdays

I returned last week from taking care of my property taxes at the Saanich Municipal Hall. Driving into the parking area was not easy.

There was gridlock because since quite a few cars are parked right behind the stalls for people having some business there.

There should be a “no parking” sign. It seems to me that those parked cars are not just there for a little while, but the whole day. One driver with a big car had real trouble and was holding up the whole row of either people wanting come in or leave. People were angry but did nothing about it, even though this situation is very unsafe.

An elderly gentleman did not like it either. He had been a lawyer and when I asked why people are so reluctant to file a complaint he mentioned “Political Correctness”. By the way, he did not want to complain either. People believe that nothing will change, whether they speak up or not. Not a good reputation for our authorities.

I have no idea what bad parking has to do with political correctness. If people are so unwilling or afraid to address small things which irk them, what about bigger ones? We live in a democracy and should use our rights.

I did go up to the Mayor’s office and made my point clear and I do hope that it will be heard.

Karin HertelSaanich



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