Letter: Unbelievable result in Watkiss Way sewage vote

Re: Langford mayor blasts Saanich on sewage site rejection, News (June 26)

Re: Langford mayor blasts Saanich on sewage site rejection, News (June 26)

Thank you so much for covering Saanich council’s rejection of the Watkiss Way site. I cannot believe it got voted down by 5-4. I really thought it was only a formality and that council would happily send it along to be properly vetted by professionals.

I am grateful that some of the council is aware enough of the issues and wants public and professionals’ input into decisions like this. It would seem that they are continuing to have to fight against some of the “old guard” who seem as though they can’t see past whatever the status quo is. When it comes to ALR, cows in residential neighbourhoods comes to mind.

Yet another paternalistic decision made by our council. I agree with Mayor Stew Young when he says, “I don’t see how politicians think they know better than the experts”.  How can they be so arrogant? Three and a half more years of this?

Laurel VillaSaanich


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