Regarding Sidney council’s 4-3 vote for a development on First Street, I learned from master politician Peter Lougheed that such a close vote might have led to a better service to community had it been tabled to allow councillors to give it more thought.
This isn’t downtown Victoria or Vancouver, this is Sidney, and the four councillors who supported this … against the objections of many … may well learn that their decision is not in the neighbourhood’s long-term interests.
It is sad to see this mayor and council following the previous council’s pattern of anything goes, squeeze more in, reduce the side yards and rear yards, fill the sites up. Any community amenity fund will be depleted rapidly while the over-built units … will be around for many decades.
Greg Stevens, Sidney