You recently published three letters that expressed delight at the recent election results in North Saanich.
However, their enthusiasm should be tempered by a few observations. First, Mayor Finall only garnered  more votes than her [closest mayoral]rival, showing that half of North Saanich voters don’t approve of her style of leadership or her ideas. Second, that the three defeated members from the previous council fulfilled their promises to rein in frivolous expenses, promote cheaper housing options and reduce taxes.
In particular, they obtained a much better deal on the Sandown property, saving the municipality hundreds of thousands of dollars, never mind potential extra costs of remedial work. Note that their council also had zero tax increases for two years.
They did the job that they were elected to do — let us hope that the new council does the same.
Bryan Holmes, North Saanich