Letters: Defending her record

JdF Land Use committee member wants to set the record straight

RE: Otter Point Land Use Committee Voting Results.

In Otter Point, Sandy Sinclair got more votes than me: Heather Phillips. The CRD Board will now consider him for appointment to the JDF Land Use Committee to represent Otter Point.

For the record, I did not oppose detached suites. I raised some points to consider at the Otter Point Advisory Planning Commission meeting. All three Advisory Planning Committees involved recommended the suites. All members of the Land Use Committee recommended the bylaw to allow suites for first and second reading. I have never opposed extension of CRD water. I have reminded people we can’t do development without water and if they get connected to a community water supply, they will have to pay for the connection. Clean water being a right doesn’t mean it’s going to be paid for by someone else, like our roads or policing. And finally, I have never confused the Development Permit Area for Protection of Farming with the provision in the Land Title Act that the subdivision approving officer may require a buffer of some kind before approving subdivision of property adjacent to land in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

In his election pamphlet, Mr. Sinclair reported  a different version of my “record” on the above three points. He was wrong.  He doesn’t know what was going on at the meetings or he has a poor memory. Good luck to the people who make up the JDF Land Use Committee in January 2015.

Heather Phillips

Otter Point