When you have time take a peek at Guy Heywood and Kerry Morris websites. BOTH could have been written by the other. BOTH offering similar catchy issue themes around housing affordability, traffic congestion, parking, unsettling business climate and offering “open governance”. But nowhere – so far are either one or any candidate running for city mayor offering “open donor transparency.”
In today’s cartoon I have Heywood and Morris joined at the collar bone. But to be fair to Kerry he is not fully committed to the twining of CNV & DNV and in the same breath not ready to denounce amalgamation. As one coffee mate expressed to me: “Is Morris simply swimming upstream in order to reel-in Heywood’s amalgamation supporters.” #youDecide
It is no secret that my blog leans towards Kerry Morris being the city’s next mayor. But IF there was ever a mayoral candidate who mirrored most of his or Heywood’s website and emphatically did not support amalgamation and ran on an: in your face open transparent donor policy… my blog would surely be at their disposal. #daylightCampaign
Hello 911… CNV is in dire need of an independent mayor and untainted city councillors i.e. who are not beholding to a mayoral team and in turn indebted to their vulturous developer donor pals in order to thwart their cout d’etat agenda down the throats of its NIMBY’s… HELP!
Density Darrell’s I.O.U. Legacy shall hamstring mayors forever after unless you’re wannabe mayor Buchanan or Clark. BOTH believing – you can’t have enough density! I.E. Councillor Buchanan going as far as to say this is our city’s new norm while Councillor Clark is perhaps looking for more costly bonanza sized community builds that can further quench his thirst in horse trading demagoguery. #Vote4ChangeOct20 #Enough
BOTH of these wannabe mayor city councillor records readily confirm i.e. that not only are they pro density zealots; they BOTH also favoured and supported the mayor’s $22million Black Necklace for the less than 2% who bike annually to work. Choosing to turn a blind eye on our failing road infrastructures and residential and commercial street parking shortages! BOTH these NIMBY sayers have deliberately sacrificed resident concerns and neighbourhood petitions in the name of sanctimonious hypocrisy while accepting 2018 developer dirty laundered donations. #DaylightCampaign #CampaignTransparency
And I certainly don’t want Guy Heywood or Kerry Morris feeling left out… Friday’s blog is just around the corner.
The Periodic Table tells us water and oil don’t really like each other. Much like what we are witnessing in today’s Hatfield-McCoy like feud between the BC and Alberta governments. West Coast (First Nations) Environmentalists versus the prairie Crude Oil Industrialists… Eco-Protectionist’s versus the (Canadian) Alberta Oil Economy.
Now with the Federal Court “enforcing its own blockade” on the Trans Mountain Pipeline, AB Premiere Rachel Notely is going to pick up her marbles and walk away from the National Climate Plan. #FoodFightPolitics
I wonder if our presumptuous Prime Minister experienced any recurring nightmares over this Labour Day Weekend; further comatized by US NAFTA talks slippin’ & slidin’ away.
Our infamous mayor and his colluding City Councillors love affair with wall to wall density like: “it’s a good fit for the neighbourhood” mantra over mobility and infrastructure deficiencies are the head to head key issues I am hearing in coffee shops in both Upper and Lower Lonsdale. A close second is our city’s UNAFFORDABILITY and SHRINKING commercial and residential street parking.
Citizens have had ENOUGH of this city council’s NIMBY disconnect. Some going as far as to say to me if only we could vote these scoundrels out of office today! I would go one step further insisting if only we could also OVERHAUL our City Planners and Black Necklace and “no right hand turn on red lights” Engineers today! #Vote4ChangeOct20
All mayor support systems on deck… if Councillor Clark is ever going to see the light of day as CNV Mayor; he is going to need the support of horse trader developer pal Darwin Construction in order to keep pace with Councillor Buchanan’s donor bank i.e. Onni, Polygon and Hollyburn like-backers. #ElectionDonorTransparency #DaylightCampaignFinancing
And it should come to no surprise that Buchanan & Back have (sob) parted ways. Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan can’t have someone like Holly on her team who voted in favour of the $240M HJ Sportsplex and Darwin’s takeover of the Harry Jerome Lands with an 8 year en masse dual towers build – all which Linda opposed. Projects that would surely lessen her slim chances in becoming mayor. Developments that HJ neighbourhood overwhelmingly did not support and on election night will have the last word by not voting for any city councillor who supported these unprecedented monstrosities… I wonder if horse trader Councillor Bell will join Clark’s Team or will Don walk away from the political arena.
FTR: non city resident Councillor Back has the exclusive honour in being the ONLY councillor who voted in favour of EVERY hair raising towering development in our city over the last four years!
There was a lot more traffic to my blog site this July compared to any previous July numbers. Videos still stealing the top spots with NVMA (500+views) and HJ Titanic (300+views). For that matter all top 5 had over 250 views each – muchas gracias. And lest we forget: #Vote4ChangeOct20
If you think we have not had ENOUGH DENSITY, CONSTRUCTION, LANE CLOSURES, NOISE POLLUTION or LIMITED STREET PARKING… then on October 20 vote for density proud Linda Buchanan. This drama queen wants you to believe the sudden unprecedented upheaval of every neighbourhood she helped deconstruct over the last 4 years, is now the NEW NORMAL for our city. Advocating we should never turn back the hand of density. #DensityProudBuchanan #handofdensity
Our gentrified unaffordability is chasing away too many young families, seniors, artists and low income residents from our shores, choosing instead to live in sustainable greener communities. Promoting a couple coach houses, offering 10/10/10 or 10/20/perpetuity rentals will entice families to stay in our city is ludicrous, naive, having missed the boat!
With less and less low income earners/families consuming & feeding our city’s economy while continuing to build MORE costly high rises and market value rentals is a recipe for “socio-economic genocide.”