Unless the Town of Sidney and Central Saanich deal with the core matter to merge with a plan for economic development across the Peninsula, and improve wages to allow families affordable, not marketable, housing, there can be no turn around in the economic growth within our communities.
Over the years local residents have been listening to this type of discussion but failed to see improvements, other than high costs to hire consultants on issues long known to us.
Talk is cheap! Action speaks words!
To establish any worthy cause the two councils need to address the core matter of local economic problems in future planning and unless they do so, the Town of Sidney will continue to see leasehold signs on commercial doors.
Consumer luxury spending is a thing of the past.
Affordability to purchase is what promotes economic growth and stability for local businesses to survive.
The Seaport property in its current state of deterioration does not complement Sidney’s lovely shores at its best!
Caroline Whitehead, Sidney