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The current “housing shortage” in Greater Victoria continues to be a hot topic for all levels of government. In Oak Bay, for example, Mayor and Council want a housing plan and have already completed studies on housing needs and secondary suites. This work could be a pathway to regulating secondary suites as a form of accessible housing. Oak Bay is one of the last municipalities in the region to formally recognize secondary suites as part of its housing stock. This…

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POST-ELECTION POST

After a hectic municipal election campaign that wound up on October 20, 2018, election day, Oak Bay voters elected a new Mayor and Council.  I was gratified to be among the seven candidates elected and am deeply grateful to Oak Bay voters for their support, awarding me over 3,800 votes and giving me the privilege to serve Oak Bay Council and the community again. Oak Bay made wise choices and elected a group of candidates who, as Councillors, are ready…

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