We witnessed last week, in the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, a disregard of simple common sense.
The residents of North Saanich should be persuaded to use common sense in the much smaller matter of the future use of Sandown Park. Common sense tells us that there is not the required population base for large commercial projects. Common sense also tells us that intensive urban development is not needed or wanted.
Not withstanding these points, there are people who are searching for comfortable and affordable housing in our community. With that in mind, let us have common sense prevail by allowing regulated and environmentally friendly housing developments to cautiously proceed in such a way as to preserve common parkland and walking space, and also allow people to have small plots for vegetable production by interspersing community gardens for public use.
We can give everyone something if we use common sense, and not suffer the future embarrassment of perpetrating such a mistake as our fellow Americans have made in their recent election.
Robert H. Brown, North Saanich