I have lived in Esquimalt since 1984 and I give a huge thank you to Barb Desjardins for standing up for the people who live in Esquimalt.
I am sick and tired of being treated as second class citizens because we chose to make our home here. We were told years ago we couldn’t have our own police force…why? No other municipality. was told they couldn’t. When we chose the RCMP last contract we were again told we couldn’t.
The CRD propaganda pamphlet says lowest impact for their McLoughlin point site…sure, because all the construction traffic will be through our streets not theirs. All the trucks shipping the dried sewage to Hartland Landfill will again be through our neighbourhoods, not theirs. The brochure highlights the fact that we will pay $203 a year less for this site. Are they serious?
In this day and age of bloated government salaries/fees/taxes, what does another $16.92/month buy you? And as we all in this city have seen (blue bridge) when has any government project finished on time and on budget? I personally don’t believe anything any government officials tell me anymore except for Barb.
Stick to your guns Barb. I am tired of being told what to do and how to live by people who have never even visited Esquimalt, let alone lived and raised their family here.