Look at councillors’ past actions

This current election campaign has generated a great deal of discussion around the removal of land from the ALR, communication and openness.

Dear Editor:

This current election campaign appears to have generated a great deal of discussion around the removal of land from the ALR, communication and openness.

I would like to remind residents of Summerland that the Advisory Planning Commission of Summerland at their Jan. 31, 2014 meeting unanimously moved and passed that the APC recommend not removing the proposed 87 hectares out of the Agricultural Land Reserve and further unanimously moved and passed that the APC does not accept the plan as presented.

The plan that was rejected was the Official Community Plan Amendment – Growth Strategy report.

One of the areas the APC reviews and advises on, is the removal of land from the ALR along with amendments to the Official Community Plan.

Of the incumbents that are running in this election, Coun. Orv Robson, Coun. Marty Van Alphen and Coun. Rob Hacking did not heed the advice from the APC and voted to accept the report and request removal of the land from the ALR.

Coun. Bruce Hallquist recused himself because he has land that is within the 87 hectares.

Coun. Peter Waterman voted to retain the land in the ALR.

If you care about the ALR, local food production, and ensuring maintenance of our food supply please take these past actions into consideration when casting your vote.

Frank Kappel

Ken Haddrell

Summerland

 

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