Murdoch sent Victoria a letter two weeks ago asking for his council to be consulted. Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Andrew Weaver also wrote a letter to Victoria saying Oak Bay council should be aware of what’s going on. But Victoria staff say they did consult with Oak Bay almost every month since May of last year. “If we take time now to send our staff to Oak Bay to get Oak Bay’s input, that takes a month or two months, and that’s time not advancing the next corridor. For me, this one is put to bed,” Helps said. Victoria council said its staff will be presenting its plans for Richardson Street to Oak Bay council. Helps said the design is done and she has sent letters to both Murdoch and Weaver.
Oak Bay's mayor is against the current design of the Richardson Bike Lane. @MurdochOakBay says he raised concerns to Mayor Helps 9 months ago. The issue remains. Victoria staff talked to Oak Bay staff, not council. And Oak Bay council feels left out. #YYJ @CHEK_News pic.twitter.com/kEViOmfkg3— Joe Perkins (@JoePerkinsCHEK) July 21, 2020