Letters: Living with decisions

Councillor justifies boat launch parking at Prestige

The parking at the Best Western will not change any time soon. The last council agreed to a development permit and now we all have to live with the outcome. The new boat launch has very limited parking but remember one thing. (all taxpayers paid for this site) therefore parking is for everyone on a first- come basis. One solution for parking is for the taxpayers to purchase more land which I am not in favour of. So the best solution I can see is for neighbours to sell overflow parking when big events occur. They did it at the PNE for years. Let’s work together to make the best of this situation.

As for Mrs. Lewers comments last week I can tell you this. I agree to donate my time and expertise and sit on an advisory board that helps mitigate problems with zoning and development issues. This is one of a half dozen committees I sit on to deal with local issues on my own time. If I make any decisions at all they are bound to annoy someone and I make no apology for being part of this process. Ellen sits on the Board of Variance and should remember her duty to be impartial. People count on you see all sides of an issue and your statutory duty requires it.

Herb Haldane

Sooke