Am I missing something here?
The regional district bought land (three lots), for a homeless shelter on Cliffe. According to the papers, at $470,000, the sum was way above the land’s official value.
Now, for various reasons, they are selling that land to the City of Courtenay for $1 plus giving them $100,000 of the VIHA grant, which they received “to assist with the development of an emergency shelter and supportive housing project.”
The City of Courtenay says they will not build a shelter with municipal tax dollars under any circumstances, as it was not part of their mandate.
Why are we handing over the land and about a third of the grant to the City of Courtenay? So they can cut down more trees and put up more high-end houses?
Just what is their idea of “supportive housing?”
Why doesn’t the regional district sell that land themselves to recoup some of their losses? The City will do it and they get the profit.
I ask again, am I missing something here? Are the regional district homeowners whose taxes presumably paid for that land getting duped in a big way?
I, for one, would like some answers.