The purpose of the proposed Gateway study peer review is not to change the minds of the die-hard opposition but, instead, to demonstrate to understandably uncertain residents that Sidney council will base its decision on reliable, objective fact.
After all, as the PNR itself, has editorialized, the Urbanics study — bought, paid for and, according to Urbanics, warped by false information from the proponents — is “surrounded by the taint of bias.”
And yet, it doesn’t seem to matter.
The Mayor has confidence in the Urbanics study and council seems poised to press on, regardless. That was, as you’ll recall, exactly the way they went after the Community Safety Building.
How well did that work out for them?
Don Enright, North Saanich