View Royal councillor sets record straight

David Screech points out errors in letter writer's claims

Re: Political watcher has different opinion (Letters, Sept. 17)

I read Keith Sketchley’s letter with complete disbelief. The letter is an inaccurate rant aimed at a man who has given 12 years of fine public service.

Sketchley claims that View Royal made a small contribution to the Craigflower Bridge while Saanich residents paid far more. The truth is that each jurisdiction paid 50 per cent of all costs associated with the bridge project.

As for the vague and absurd allegations about how the mayor delayed construction of Jeneece Place, View Royal forgave all fees for the construction of Jeneece Place and expedited the approval process.

I understand that everyone has a right to disagree with politicians, but to write a mean-spirited and inaccurate diatribe about a retiring mayor is in very bad taste.

Mayor Graham Hill has made an enormous contribution to our community over the last 12 years and his legacy is significant. Let us judge it by objective means, not by the writings of some clearly disenfranchised and bitter person who does not even live in our community.

Coun. David Screech

View Royal