I hope the Sept. 7 letter from Reimar Kroecher, In North Van, Slow Growth Would be a Welcome Development, was widely read by the residents of North Vancouver.
Mr. Kroecher expressed his view that it should not come as a surprise that the mayor of the City of North Vancouver and his allies on council have promoted high density development at every opportunity.
Why is that? It's instructive to look at the source of some of the political donations that financed the 2008 municipal election of the pro-development candidates. City residents who are interested in reviewing detailed lists of donations to the 2008 campaigns of each candidate can find the lists at www.cnv.org//server. aspx?c=1&i=408.
The next election for the mayor and council will be held on Nov. 19. Sadly, only 17.7 per cent of eligible voters of the city bothered to vote in 2008.
I would urge all of those residents of the City of North Vancouver who are not happy with the densification of our municipality to inform themselves and get out and vote on election day.
I would also encourage the "slow-growth" councillors and other like-minded residents to form a slate of candidates so that voters will have an identifiable anti-densification group to support.
On Nov. 19, the voters of the CNV can make a difference to help ensure that council decisions will no longer be made that are detrimental to the quality of our lives.