If readers don't turn to page 22 of this week's Auroran for the complete interview with Premier Wynne,
they will be half-informed on the Province's position on the issue of development of an idle parcel of land.
MLA Ballard's input makes it even more interesting .His concern is with provincial policies of infilling and density. Yeah right.
The Premier comes right to the point. Each municipality is responsible for adequate green space being provided in a Town 0fficial Plan.
"One size does not fit all "
The chance of a hundred acre land parcel suddenly and conveniently becoming available to serve community needs is utterly ludicrous .
Just as the rationale for 6 acres of land in the Mavrinac development was needed for a park after that
development was complete.
Mr Ballard lives in the former golf course neighbourhood.
He did to his neighbours as John Gallo did to residents of the Mavrinac neighbourhood. He led them to believe it was reasonable for idle land to serve as an exclusive leisure domain . And to fundraise thousands of dollars for legal fees to protect "their interest"
It's interesting also that Councillor Mrakas and Thompson are the only Aurora Councillors names and faces featured in the so-called "summit" to pressure the Province to reform the OMB to disallow land-owner development appeals.
At the moment,the most startling thing about the enthusiasm of numerous municipalities eager to
Reform the OMB is their illusory status as independent authorities.