Policy lacks bite

CRD has done little to promote its anti-idling policy

Your Oct. 21 article notes that one person objected to the proposed drive-thru expansion at the Shelbourne Street McDonald’s because it doesn’t fit within Saanich’s official community plan.

While that’s true, at least one other letter writer noted that the CRD has a “no-idling” policy which the expansion also violates.

In contrast with the Greater Vancouver Regional District’s comprehensive signage, the CRD’s policy has virtually none on the South Island affirming the bylaw, so it appears to be something of a myth. Requests to the CRD for clarification have produced no response.

One has to wonder why the CRD’s policy has no teeth.

F. Mary Hogan



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