LETTERS: Just voting no isn’t leadership

Editor:

Re: Woods and Villeneuve top opposition on Surrey council, May 20.

Editor:

Re: Woods and Villeneuve top opposition on Surrey council, May 20.

I’ve often admired reporter Kevin Diakiw’s work, but I have a minor quibble with his piece noted above.

I’d like to know how many of the 3.26 per cent of development projects the two councillors voted against nevertheless passed anyway, because casting a lone dissenting vote while knowing the project will be supported by council regardless is as meaningless as offering a drowning victim swimming lessons instead of a life preserver.

Talk is cheap.

It would seem very few Surrey development projects are being turned down these days, because anyone who lives here can see with their own eyes that new housing units are multiplying like rabbits and are directly responsible for many overcrowding issues including traffic and parking problems, a massive decline of our tree canopy, as well as insufficient social services, infrastructure, parks and schools, to name just a few.

If these councillors are sincere about doing something about overdevelopment, they should step up to the plate and take a leadership role in stopping this insanity – or step aside for someone who will.

Gary Cameron, Surrey

 

 

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