Residents need to monitor development

Re: Colwood on wrong development path, Letters, April 11, 2012.

Re: Colwood on wrong development path, Letters, April 11, 2012.

It saddens me as well to witness yet another clearcut on the West Shore.

I do however urge residents to be alert for requests by developers for changes to zoning bylaws that will affect their neighbourhoods.

Citizens need to do research, involving much time and energy, in order to  present informed opinions at council meetings.

They have to be on the watch for promises that are intended to disarm them, such as park space that turns out to be vertical cliff.

It is easy to ignore what goes on at council meetings to one’s later regret. Can one afford to do this and expect a result that is best for the neighbourhood?

Evol Karchut

Langford