The intent of my editorial cartoon blog is to bring awareness i.e. getting citizens more engaged in local city politics. Of course not everyone will agree with my POV in just how convoluting, disconnected and polarized our city politics has sorely succumbed under our mayor’s “4 to 3” Team Slate and by our other remaining city Councillor’s horse trading practices. City Hall is no longer “the voice of the people, rather the compliant bought and paid voice of our mayor’s donor pals.”
Our city has now surpassed 2041 Regional Growth Strategy Targets, leaving us choking in traffic/transit congestion and shrinking street parking. The welfare of CNV is under siege by “vulture developers and undermined by poor city planning.” Making it impossible for many seniors, artists, low and fixed income earners and Millennial families to afford our gentrifying housing agenda. A city “short changing” our local businesses who can’t find/keep quantitative part-time workers because of our high cost of rental housing. But we do have $25 million Black Chain bike lanes connecting our four Green Necklace Parks used by less than 2% willing to cycle daily to work!
NOTE: All editorial cartoons, illustrations, poems and video adaptations are the copyright property of Stache Editorial Cartoons 2018.
Welcome to North Van City: where reality is not always what is deemed.
Bruce “Stache” Sinski
Wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan… you know the one who tried to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes by voting against her buddy developer Darwin Construction by not voting in favour in the devastation of the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood. KNOWING DAMN WELL non city resident Councillor Holly Back was in favour of the project thus enabling an uncanny swing in favour of the 800+ residential log jam increase to the community and guaranteeing a $237+ million Harry Jerome Sportsplex! #timeToChangeCourse #Vote4ChangeOct20
Tonight’s mayoral candidate opening act will no doubt feature uncanny performances from Councillor’s Buchanan and Clark as they camouflage and or misconstrue their on the record failing pro development math.
Horsetrader Clark will no doubt voice: For I am the one who introduced the city’s 10/10/10 renter policy for all new rental housing starts… The only obvious sink hole in this approach though admirable; is the fact new rental market housing costs for a two or three bedroom family rental unit are now in excess of 2 to 3 thousand smackaroos and will continue to be for many a year hereafter. It doesn’t matter how you slice and dice it Clark your 10% off $2K & $3+K will not cut it. They will be still too UNAFFORDABLE and UNSUSTAINABLE for far too many young families, seniors and those on fixed incomes and thus will only further cloud CNV’s social and economic wellness. #Vote4ChangeOctober20
Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan on the other hand wants our “new norm” development levels to “remain on course” within the loosey goosey forever amended pro development toothless OCP guidelines. Thereby repudiating any and all Regional Strategy Targets now surpassing 2041 densification levels. She is also fostering all purpose-built rental housing by how: RENOVICTING and DISPLACING even more low income residents from their apartment buildings and thereby further shrinking the social and economic wellness of this city. #timeToChangeCourse
CNV MAYORAL CANDIDATES’ MEETING:
TONIGHT 7-9 PM CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 LONSDALE AVE.
The countdown is on not only for Density Darrel Mussatto as mayor, but also the departure – the end of the line for my CNV editorial cartoon blog… There were many themed Arty and Density Darrell blogs I could have chosen re: that’s a wrap… but this one in particular exemplifies the contrast between “principled” Aristolski and “unscrupulous” mayor Mussatto… September 2016, enjoy.
It was pointed out to me by a couple of my CoffeeMates in Wednesday’s NSN; whereby each of the four more familiar known candidates were given full page ads declaring why they should be CNV’s next mayor. Biggest standout for everyone at my java table was make no mistake about; was over what our two notorious incumbent’s rendered to ink.
Between all the chuckles and disgust they were not at all surprised to read how these two artful dodgers want to be personified in their attempt in becoming CNV’s next Mussatto-like mayor. #misdirection
BOTH wannabe night-mayor Buchanan and horse trader Clark, DO NOT want you to dwell over the amount of fornicating density they willingly procured within the limited confines of our city. BOTH these NIMBY HATERS do not want you to remember with every new highrise development start they voted in favour has had an unsettling adverse impact on our neighbourhoods. Nor do they want you to remember with every new rental development they readily displaced (off-shored) between 2015 to 2017 hundreds of longtime city residents from their rental units. It wasn’t really until this year they realized the negative social and economic impact it was having on our city. #NIMBYhaters
BOTH NEVER argued or have demanded that their developer (horsetrading) buds should ever have to worry or be accountable over the amount of INCREASED traffic/commuter volume or the DENSITY SHOCK their developments are or will have on our enclaved city’s immediate social and economic wellness. #timeToChangeCourse #EnoughDensityShock
If you want more of Mussatto’s en masse density projects over and above his ongoing developer projects taking us well into the next city council and beyond… then vote for wannabe Linda Buchanan or Rod Clark. The only real difference I see between these two imposters is: Councillor Clark had a strong city council ‘presence’ while Councillor Buchanan had a much less exemplary attendance record. In fact in 2016 she had the WORSE CITY COUNCIL ATTENDANCE RECORD – choosing to avoid her city councillor responsibilities as a paid city employee. #youdecide
If either one of these despicables is elected as mayor in only 10 days, perhaps CNVites should expect their city’s “Best City To Live In Canada” to drop even further. #Vote4ChangeOct20
…I mean really what do you have to lose by not voting either one as this city’s next mayor. #timeToChangeCourse
Today’s editorial cartoon rewind is a combination of three blogs from last October’s trashing of Onni’s Lucy bronze camel during the Thanksgiving long weekend. And to make matters worse, shortly thereafter Onni’s henchmen verbally accused an innocent senior (Bryan May) in a handicap scooter passing by as the leader of the pack behind the deification of their precious fake art bronze camel. #OnniHenchmen
Adjacent to the disfigured bronze camel statue there is a Onni plaque that emphatically argues this is a historically correct example of the camel used during the North Shore mini gold rush. The truth of the matter is it was the hardier “Dromedary two hump camel” used and even this breed did not perform or live up to expectations. #OnniFakeNews
Of course this did not stop wannabe night-mayor Buchanan to state in an NSN interview that this Arabian one hump camel did in fact represent the kind of camel used during the 1858 Fraser River Gold Rush… Buchanan and her supporters wonder why I depict her wearing crazed glasses, this being only one of many reasons. #Vote4ChangeOct20
… And yesterday while enjoying a fresh java at Beans on Lonsdale in walks Horsetrader Clark tossing his campaign biz card on my table, turns and walks away not saying a word… On my way out he was seemingly having a fake news interview where I placed his campaign card on his table saying “I don’t need this.” We then unfortunately ended up in a feisty back and forth exchange where at one point he told me to go back to Ontario – don’t know where that came from. Then told me to drink some more of Kerry Morris’ milk – ignorant to the fact that I am not working for Morris’ campaign. Do you really want a delirious hotheaded density bedfellow as your city’s next mayor?
Meanwhile back at today’s Thanksgiving flashback.
Apparently last Thursday evening there was a hush-hush howdios dinner for our vainglorious mayor held at his campaign investor’s Polygon Gallery. An event by invite only… aka only his vulturous developer pals, city hall lackeys, previous donors, his Team Slate Hijackers, city council horse traders, upper crust execs and social elites were welcome. Nowhere to be found in the crowd were the hundreds and hundreds of low income renters he so willing displaced from our city. And there lies Density Darrell Mussatto’s true legacy. #SelloutMayor #CNVforeverFUKed
I wonder if during Thursday night’s pretentious gala he returned the favour by crooning a few lines from his legacy song…