Those wishing to raise support for development in North Saanich make much mention of the importance of providing affordable housing for those working in the area.
There are many reasons why these employees are not keen to live in our area. His or her partner may work in Victoria or even Duncan. He/she may have day care arrangements, school preferences or want to live near relatives.
Perhaps they would like to live in an area which doesn’t roll down the blinds and close up at 5 p.m.
In these uncertain times an employee can no longer expect a guarantee of employment. At the same time there may be families that don’t work in our area which would happily move here, if the housing was affordable. Are we going to say “housing only for local workers “? I doubt it, so why don’t those interested in developing just appeal for approval of affordable housing, without the sermon?