Saturday, April 04, 2009

Public Hearing for the Mega-Yacht Marina

The Victoria Times-Colonist reports:
The federal government, after lobbying by Victoria MP Denise Savoie, has agreed to call a public meeting to discuss whether a controversial mega-yacht marina should be built in Victoria's harbour.
Savoie said she expects the decision to hold the meeting will delay the issuing of federal permits for the proposed $20-million marina, which features 48 berths for large luxury yachts in front of the Songhees area.
Developer Bob Evans said:
"If this is another rant opportunity, I don't think it will do much good."
He rejects suggestions of a lack of consultation, saying all levels of government have been involved in plans for the site for more than 20 years.
"We are building exactly what the city asked for," Evans said. "There's a group that just wants to change it again."
We at Kayak Yak say that it might have been what the city wanted 20 years ago, but it isn't what the city or its citizens need now.
Click here to help stop this unwanted and unwise development.

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