No Parking switch appeases some, not others

Sooke council reverses decision to have No Parking signs installed the entire length of Harbourside Cohousing property on Horne Road.

  • Dec. 18, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Sooke council has reversed a decision to have No Parking signs installed the entire length of Harbourside Cohousing property on Horne Road.

Earlier this year, Sooke officials erected No Parking signs along the entire length of Harbourside Cohousing on the request of Peter Kennedy of North Vancouver, whose 94-year-old mother lives on the southside of the street.

But that didn’t sit well with the cohousing residents who came up with a compromise to have limited parking in the area, while not impeding on Kennedy’s property.

The No Parking signs were moved, but that doesn’t sit well with Kennedy, who said his mother’s property is still impeded by the street parking.

“This issue has put continual stress on my mother and her health. The lack of respect and courtesy shown by the district towards my mother and our family has left me very disappointed,” Kennedy said.

But council members appeared pleased with the compromise, even though Kennedy said his family was never consulted.

“It seems staff and the residents have done a lot to accommodate this and made it as easy as possible for everyone,” said Coun. Ebony Logins.

Councillors Kevin Pearson and Kerrie Reay said they drove the street and found no difficulties with the parking situation.

“I went up and down that road several times to see if I could find where the challenges were, and I didn’t find it to be that difficult to traverse that road,” Pearson said.

 

Council unanimously approved the new parking rules,

 

 

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