Well, all of our worst fears have come to light.
The Five-Headed Dragon (the majority of the Township council) has voted “in favour” of starting to chop and bulldoze Brookswood – as we know it today – ahead of an updated Official Community Plan.
The Five-Headed Dragon (we now know who the puppet master is pulling the strings) voted to let a developer (who gave money to all five’s campaigns last election) start building in Brookswood-Fernridge against the majority of the residents’ wishes.
We, who actually live in the area, knew this was coming, no matter how much money and time the Township spent of our tax money on public open houses, engagement meetings, mayor’s standing committees, community planning teams, graphs, signs and public hearings, that the Five-Headed Dragon was just going to ignore our letters, emails, delegations, and online communications, and do whatever the developer wanted.
Why would a publicly elected council do this?
Why would people we elected go against what we want and feel is right for our community?
Why would it be the same five people on council always voting the same way when it comes to developers’ wishes?
The mayor and council may as well cancel all public engagements, fire Modus (the hired guns to put a professional spin on this B.S.) and cancel anything that has to do with listening to what the public (not absentee land owners) actually want for our neighbourhoods.