What’s in it for them?

What are the real motives of some members of Central Saanich council who want to push through a massive land use change?

What are the real motives of some members of Central Saanich council who want to push through a massive land use change?

The Keating Industrial Business Park and industrial area of Central Saanich has for some time been under-utilized and is in need of improvement.

Candidates at the 2014 elections made reference to the area as a priority for enhancement so that it might be better used. Despite that, there are some councillors promoting a future growth area, mostly through farm land.

Why would any politician make an irreversible decision to turn arable land into an industrial area that is not needed now and probably won’t be needed for another decade or longer?

The only place such massive changes should be made is via the Official Community Plan process where considered, thoughtful conversations can be had over an extended period of time before a decision is made.

David Graham, Brentwood Bay