Structure required to meet regional needs

One reader believes the needs of the region should sometimes prevail over municipal interests

Re: Cracks in municipal co-operation disturbing, (Gazette, Aug. 31)

Oak Bay’s mayor wants effective service integration, but does not consider that there is no regional authority able to achieve this. The failure of service integration is another way of saying it is time to create metropolitan government that answers to the needs of the region without threat of local municipal veto.

There are times when the needs of the region should prevail and there needs to be a governance structure that enables that. Hopefully the provincial review of service delivery now underway will address this need for governance reform.

John Olson

Colwood

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