We sat and waited for council to vote on the Forewest Construction Development proposal, a frustrating time for our community, as we feel helpless in this decision.
Two years ago we didn't feel helpless as our community rallied together and made our desires for our community known.
I thought that was the process. We do our research come election time. We vote. As community decisions arise, we expect our councillors to do what they feel is best for the community. We cross our fingers that they make the right decisions.
But in absence of this confidence, we voice our opinions. We let them know clearly what our community wants. Then they vote, and we hope they listen.
Two years ago that happened, yet now we are back here again with very similar development and an identical community feel - almost 50 speakers opposed, and 250 opposed in a signed petition.
Something needs to change. So come election time, do your research. And then vote.
It's not just the community of Willoughby, either. Watch out, Brookswood, you might be next.
Jennifer Veerman, Langley