Comment: Bad illustration hampers missing middle housing debate

12 days ago Times Colonist

A commentary by a Victoria resident who has been working in the community and watching councils for more than 40 years. On the one hand, seven of eight councillors are elected for the first time; on the other hand, a vote on a complicated and controversial plan for the whole city, the missing middle initiative, awaits. Citizens, now much more knowledgeable about missing middle, want a hearing directly with the new council before a vote. The councillors are banned from discussing missing middle with the people until the vote; the city clerk stated years ago that this rule is to make sure they all have the same knowledge. The second set of flaws has an illustration first appearing in the city’s fall 2021 Connect newsletter, sent out with bills.
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