Salaries, not payroll make Keating point

Impact of Keating industrial area underscored in argument

You quoted me in a story on the bylaw hearing for the Keating industrial area, and your quote wasn’t quite accurate. Let me offer a correction. You quoted me as saying: “‘My main concern is the second bylaw, the one that in effect turns the entire industrial area into a commercial area. At the moment there are a few people employed in building in the industrial area.’

The story went on “He noted that in one building he visited there are five businesses, three of which he uses. The estimated payrolls in those businesses run from $32,000 to $63,000 a year and most of those employees live in Central Saanich.”

There are in fact a large number of people employed in the industrial area, and in the building I visited the salaries at those business range from $32,000 to $63,000. The payrolls total over $2 million a year.

Ian Cameron

Central Saanich