The Capital Regional District agreed to consider contributing up to $2 million of funding towards the purchase price of a Saanich green space known as Kings Park.
The motion from Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor to recommend the CRD consider the request for funding passed unanimously Wednesday morning in the CRD Parks and Environment Committee meeting.
Taylor said this is just the first step, but an important one as this means the CRD will further consider contributing funding to the creation of the park. They tasked staff with looking at options and reporting back.
Taylor said public delegations at the meeting spoke in favour of the CRD contributing.
“People have been fighting to save this piece of property for longer than I have been alive,” Taylor said. “I hope we can, for once and for all, save this pieve of land for future generations.”
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