Lordy, lordy, lordy tonight’s City Council Fight card is a “1,138 page” jammed packed developer handout! Welcoming umpteen rezoning applications, re-zoning bylaws, bylaw adoptions, bylaw amendments to bylaws to amend bylaws, including one public hearing with two being kiboshed and how to Fund All-Candidates Meetings beginning Sept. 25th.
Also to be filed is our infamous Metro Vancouver mayor’s Friday, May 25 meeting offering many funding appropriations while not offering any bonus funding for themselves this go-round. #SanctimoniousHypocrites
The push is on to ramrod as many new housing upstarts any remaining city council meeting can conceivably endure. Bending and twisting as many zoning bylaws (some dating from 2016) before the inevitable October 20th winds of change. Elections which in turn will surely query and contest not only new development applications but also contest our notorious City Planner’s pro density anti NIMBY posture.
Time also to start asking our city councillors and wannabe mayor Buchanan why none, and I do mean NONE ever pursued the previous BC Liberal Government’s $500 million handout to help cities with their low income housing crisis. The District did, Vancouver City did, but we sure in the hell did not! And now that we are in an election year Mussatto’s Gang of 4 are suddenly “all in favour” of low income rentals having complied to most of their 2014 campaign investor’s bucket lists.
With our counterproductive 10/10/10 rental housing blueprint, it is no wonder why so many young families are vacating: stage left exit right. Realizing in the upcoming years they will not be able to afford or sustain our City’s current gentrified driven agenda. #millennialsSOL
And what is really farcical is we have the mayor and councillor Keating boasting: “rental vacancies are on the rise”. Well of course vacancies are up and they will continue to nincompoops, in spite of all your new 90% at market value rentals coming to fruition. “You have been out-pricing and ignoring for far too long those that needed affordable rental housing – YESTERDAY and right now TODAY… tomorrow is IRRELEVANT!”
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Metro Vancouver’s board of directors voted themselves a healthy retirement allowance and a hefty pay adjustment. “We’re not trying to have more take-home pay, we’re just trying to keep the next elected group at the same pay as they are today,” says board chairman or is it con man – Greg Moore. #BloodSuckers #NoVotesRecorded
DNVC mayor Walton did not vote for these pay increases… or did he?… KNOWING in advance that the majority of Metro Vancouver mayors were in favour – ready to bonus their (retirement) salary chest’s. Today we live in a “cloaked unrecorded incriminating political arena”… Too bad… if only we could send them or at least mayor Mussatto to jail for just one day for all his public money grabbing without “Public Input” – sound familiar CNV residents. #disingenuous
Why are Mussatto’s expenses so high coming from a (hypocrite) mayor who insists we should be walking, cycling or taking transit to work.
Since once again there is NO City Hall meeting tonight due to a scheduled and oh so convenient UBCM Annual run for cover Convention…
We should all take a harder long look at what went down last Monday night. Whereby ALL city councillors came together unanimously approving MORE DENSITY – MORE COMMUTERS scrabbling to get to work in order to pay for their new market value rentals. A new St. Georges 23 storey development butting next to an existing rental building that will be adding 9 new suites. A new 166 unit high rise where a two/three bedroom in 2019 when completed could cost well over 3 grand a month. With a measly 10% of these units being offered below market value. Rates TBD at a later date, just prior to completion by the developer – maybe renting for only 2 grand a month. And yes parking stalls will be at a PREMIUM with not enough to go round… And yes wannabe night-mayor Buchanan this project does speak VOLUMES towards the EN MASS UNAFFORDABLE DENSITY you are so willing to inflict on our city.
The following video is what we can SOON EXPECT when it comes to busing in our city – chaotic turmoil. And it will ALL be realized in just two short years after Hollyburn’s 19 story bonused over height rental tower at Lonsdale and 13th Street; St Georges reno rental and new 23 storey high tower totaling 255 units AND just completed Onni’s CentreView TWO Towers. Newbies ALL waiting in long lineups, clawing their way aboard the same bus at the only designated BUS STOP at Lonsdale and 13th. A bus stop that will already be FULL from Upper Lonsdale and Lynn Valley’s towering new development bus commuters!
And it should be noted: we may not be able to have “double-decker buses” due to low ceiling height restrictions at our SeaBus Waterfront Terminal which also may not have sufficient turning radius for “accordion buses.”… Welcome to Mussatto’s precursor transit legacy uprising. #MussattoSHORTsightedness
*The odds in finding a city council streaming single frame like this: open to so many tangibles is easier then one would think.