Retiring Salt Lake County Planning Commission member Chandler St. John didn't wait for Wednesday night's public hearing to voice his views on what should be included in the county's canyon master plan. St. John, a former superintendent of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest, used the county commission's recognition of his six years of county service to speak out against canyon development. The planning commission "made a mistake," St. John said, when some years ago it gave preliminary approval for building of 320 condominiums at Solitude ski area. So far those condos have not been built. "The idea that bigger is better, that with a ski interconnect we can host the Winter Olympics in our narrow, avalanche-prone canyon just does not make sense. We need greater emphasis on quality."