Mayor and council doing honest job

My common sense tells me that this present council and mayor are working together honestly, with the citizenry, and are doing a good job.

Dear editor,

In your report on the Comox candidates’ forum (Record, Nov. 9), you stated that mayoral candidate Bernie Poole noted he has spoken with developers who are discouraged to build in the town, and hopes to improve the tax base and encourage development.

“I have personally talked to developers over the past few years who have fled our town because of the unfriendly environment that they find when they approach our Town for approval for very good plans that wouldn’t ruin the environment, that wouldn’t ruin the town, but would bring dollars to our town. We need to improve that access,” he said.

Perhaps the distraught developers have been biding their time condo building in more megalopolis-friendly places south of us.

We give developers licence to exploit an opportunity in a manner that reflects as much as possible the citizens’ wishes as laid out in the OCP and not to suit the whims and grandiose desires of developers.

Mr. Poole touted his military history but with such pro-developer sentiment, a forthright acknowledgment of his present occupation as a real-estate agent would have been appropriate.

My common sense tells me that this present council and mayor are working together honestly, with the citizenry, and are doing a good job.

Mel McLachlan,

Comox

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