In his letter to the North Shore News, Oct. 17 (DNV Welcomes L. Valley Input), Mayor Richard Walton writes: "Thousands of participants took part in the process leading up to OCP adoption." I took part in many of the meetings and would say "hundreds" would be more accurate, as I saw many of the same faces at these meetings.
Nevertheless, out of 55,000-plus eligible district voters, this might equate to an eight per cent turnout according to the mayor's seemingly exaggerated figure, which was supported by his statement at an all-candidates meeting in November that "3,000-4,000" people participated. Compare this to the meek 20 per cent that show up on Election Day. Not exactly a ringing endorsement of the OCP. And not democratic at all.
John Sharpe North Vancouver