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Friday, July 12, 2024
Letter: Councillors must represent community’s best interests
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

Land developers buy properties for which they hope to be able to increase the intensity of use in order to increase the land’s financial value and therefore be profitable for their companies.

After the developments are built and sold, they take their profits and repeat the process. That’s their business plan.

The lasting effects their developments have on the community are never considered.

Town councillors are elected by the residents and other property owners to be their voice and to represent their best interests.

Recent decisions made by the majority of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s councillors to change residentially zoned lands into tourist commercial zonings suggests the developers’ best interests are more important to them than those of the community and its residents.

The latest approvals are being given to two new hotels, which simply left the developers with higher land values and less housing for our residents.

I think we deserve an explanation from councillors who voted in favour of the developments and obviously against the wishes of the community of the Old Town of Niagara on the Lake.

Wayne Murray

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