Council supposed to represent citizens

I thought council was supposed to represent the residents living in this region. At least have the courtesy not to dismiss us as uninformed.

I was appalled at the comments made by four of the members on North Saanich council at the March 26 meeting when the Residents Association presented results of their survey on development in the area.

This survey differed markedly from the survey of workers and others who want to see North Saanich become a suburb of Victoria.

The residents, of which I am one, were told that the survey was poorly thought-out, that the questions were too open-ended and finally, a slap in the face and a personal attack on those of us who took the survey, that we were ill-informed. The majority of council refused to hand the survey results on to the development survey consultants.

I thought council was supposed to represent the residents living in this region. At least have the courtesy not to dismiss us as uninformed.

Sandra Phillips

North Saanich

 

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