Nice to see Hugh MacKinnon’s letter on respecting the Comox Official Community Plan.
Hopefully their OCP will withstand the unscrupulous advances of developers who would like to pave over and “strip mall” every inch of the Valley.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen quite a few local right-wing politicians gladly jettison their citizens’ OCP work to satisfy the desires of “special interests” that show up with bags of money.
Strangely, those same politicians sitting on various municipal and regional district boards are closely tied to, and sometimes employed by, real estate and building supply businesses — commercial interests which stand to hugely profit by unfettered urban sprawl.
As this year’s municipal elections draw closer, I hope the residents of Comox (and other municipalities) elect politicians, like Mr. Mackinnon, who have the best interests of all their citizens at heart.