Letter: Mayor should not have called Brookswood re-vote

A letter writer is upset about the second vote planned for Monday.

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my dissatisfaction with the mayor’s decision to re-vote on the Brookswood-Fernridge OCP when he was seeming not pleased with the outcome of the first vote – despite his saying that he would “respect the wishes of the individual councillors to vote how they feel for their own particular reasons.”

I am confident that the councillors who opposed the plan did so for quite different reasons, some because they didn’t think the amendments went far enough, some who thought they went too far, some who thought it simply wasn’t a good enough plan. It seems evident to me that if five of nine vote against, it is not a good plan. A plan of such scope that is opposed by numerous residents for numerous reasons, as well as by council, could not possibly do justice to the residents and the community.

I am dumbstuck that a mayor could take it into his own hands to persevere with a plan defeated by his own council. Prior to the vote, he said “it’s the township’s plan, Brookswood’s plan, it belongs to the community – it’s not my plan.” Those are very nice words, but they belie his true conviction, and his doubling back when he saw that it had failed.

Kathy Marsden,

Langley

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