What is the Downside of Not Fighting Westhill?
Posted by auroracitizen on July 21, 2010
Out of the chaff being spread between Mr. Poppe and other posters including yours truly, I did find one grain of wheat that might do with some clarification.
Guy Poppe responded to my earlier post regarding Westhill.
“If you think it is expensive to fight legal battles (brought by others) wait until you find out the cost of having to remedy water issues for neighboring properties.
The Town has a choice: ensure proper water and sewage resources from the developer or face further litigation for negligent approval.”
If I’m reading correctly, GP believes the Mayor’s ‘spend now-save later’ strategy is an example of far-sighted wisdom. ie; Aurora should spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to kill a previously approved development because said development MAY damage the water and sewage works of neighbouring properties and IF that damage occurs Aurora MIGHT be on the hook for the costs of repairs and POSSIBLE litigation.
Since most of us seem to have the more cynical view that this is simply a case of blatant pandering to a special interest group perhaps our more informed readers/posters could enlighten us (at a See Spot Run level please) on the consequences of the worst case scenario.
If it all goes wrong as some fear is Aurora actually left holding the bag?
What about Westhill? the Region? the Province?
Tim the Enchanter