Readers of yesterday’s Driftwood would have found our board member Mairi Welman’s succinct argument on why the Trust Act needs a review, citing issues from environmental degradation to the suppression of the arts and farmer communities due to lack of affordability.
The Salt Spring Exchange just posted our article outlining the ways the recent Public Opinion Survey published as part of the Island Trusts Policy Statement Review Phase 3 Public Engagement launch.
Here are simple steps to voice your support for the Trust to act on the housing crisis now.
Efforts to remove affordable housing from the Trust’s priority list were voted down last week, partly due to the hundreds of people who wrote or attended public meetings.
Right now the Islands Trust is considering removing its responsibility to protect our “unique island culture and community” from its mandate, to solely focus on the environment. Write a letter to tell them this is misguided.
The Islands Trust is unsure if housing should be a top 5 issue on Salt Spring.
A growing movement to encourage local government bodies to work harder on bold and systemic solutions to the housing crisis held a positive rally this morning at the Islands Trust offices.
We have submitted a formal letter to the Islands Trust, documenting actions the LTC can take, immediately and without further study, to ease the affordable housing crisis today.
The LTC wants to hear what our community’s priorities are. Please come out and tell them it’s affordable housing solutions! Friday March 15 at Harbour House.
It’s been a busy time on housing, with good news from the local election and two nonprofit housing projects almost ready to break ground.