School purchase was done deal, opposing views didn’t matter

Ladysmith (Saltair) – In response to: “CVRD buys much-debated old Saltair School” Wednesday, Sept. 3 Did the people of Saltair expect anything less than this?

Don’t think so. Maybe because it was a “donedeal” already.

I take issue with some of Mr. Dorey’s comments.

Such as: “Some protest from some people in Saltair”: I don’t know what he calls “some” people, but it was far more than just “some”. Or maybe by “some” he means the people that voiced their opinions which he did not like.

“What would Vancouver be without Stanley Park?”: in no way should Mr. Dorey try to relate Stanley Park with the old Mt. Brenton School. It’s not even comparable.

“I just couldn’t sit by and not buy it”: Is Mr. Dorey buying the school with his own money?

Think not, but sure sounds like it.

Are we in Saltair not going to have our taxes go up with this purchase or for the maintenance of it?

It’s not Mr. Dorey’s money it’s the taxpayers’ money!

“Non-profit society”: and who will run this? Hand picked by Mr. Dorey maybe?

“Community consultation is planned later on”: Mr. Dorey planned the community meetings regarding the school also and did not take into consideration suggestions and views and the voices of Saltair residents. Will he do that again with the community consultation?

Why would he when he stated at the last meeting at the school that we the people of Saltair do not count anyway, and he can do what he wants?

So why bother with further consultation with us?

The election for CVRD directors is coming up very quickly. Time to think about what you really want for Saltair.

Islay Brand

Ladysmith (Saltair)