Tonight’s 771 paged agenda will not disappoint the disappointed. Translink will be there, blatantly sugar coating their Marine-Main B Line Buses for late 2019 demanding curb right-of-way along Marine and Main. And the city is prepared to toss (only) $250K towards the Seabus Gateway Project. I say Instead of finishing the
Green Black Necklace bike path swerving in and around Harry Jerome lands knowing now it will have to be eventually bulldozed to make room for double dipping donor Darwin’s fornicating towering project. Would not these monies be better spent i.e. re-purposed on infrastructure projects like the Seabus Gateway… $250K seems a little on the sly-side in resolving our transportation problems.
There is also a Public Hearing for 127-129 E 12th as if the public contrary to our sanctimonious city council should even bother attending. And of course we could not have a council night go by where we did not “amend” zoning bylaws complying and enhancing developer profits. And as an extra treat we will also be “rescinding and amending” business bylaws.
Tonight our infamous Housing Action Team will be proposing amendments and rezoning options to meet our city’s (in)ability to sustain livability… Interesting and suspiciously enough their report wraps up with a “post-it board page” on Zoning Bylaw Livability Review – Summary of Open House Feedback. There are “21” post-it comments which are impossible to read but below they deciphered only “10” out of the 21… hmm too much repetitive negative feedback or just apathy? #disinformation
And our NVMA want to auction off a good chunk of our heritage wares since their new horse trading locale doesn’t even begin to “fit their existing needs.” Having gleefully given in exchange to Polygon Homes a much taller high rise in order to obstruct even more neighbourhood condo views. I see the most expensive item for sale is the “Aquarius Submersible” for only a grand, $1K… hmm, I have an idea.
“What if” we imagine and only imagine 100 density angered NIMBY residents (knowing there are a lot more) each contributed $10 and bought the Aquarius. At which point they then crammed our entire city Mussatto Team buffoons, inept city planners and city councillor horse traders into the newly re-painted Aquarius “Yellow Submersible” and lowered them deep into Burrard Inlet until after our October 20th elections.
Any anti density heritage takers out there… just mashing a little fun Beatles memorabilia with our City Hall’s never-ending submersible colluding protocol. Vote4ChangeOctober20
And how could I not… when imagination wasn’t density compliant.
First and foremost a minute of silence re: North York Finch & Young fatal tragedy, the loss of 10 lives and the many injured, offering my deepest condolences and support to surviving families. #TorontoStrong
And thank you Councillor Holly Back for LISTENING to your Victoria Park Neighbourhood along with of course councillors Bookham, Bell and Clark – all voting “nay!” All seeing through this flawed project – surreptitiously allocating a mere 4 below market rate rentals for seniors.
Yes we need low income housing rentals for seniors and for too many low income families who have been evicted from their rental units. But at what price, this is not the way to address low income rentals at the expense of lost green space, sunlight and in-your-face townhouses 5 feet from the sidewalk, hovering over one of our Green Necklace Gems! And NEVER to be confused with mayor Mussatto’s
Green Black Necklace!
And SHAME on our City Planners led by Mr. Epp for even “allowing” these offensive setbacks and green space injustices. And SHAME on mayor Mussatto and Councillor Keating both propping 5 foot set backs as the new precedent norm and cloths closets as the new precedent whereby residents can “only store” their winter tires, baby carriages and camping gear next to their favourite suit or dress!… And by the way wannabe mayor Buchanan, you may have been able to keep your baby carriage out in the hallway in your apartment building back in the day… but today the NORM according to city fire regulations is PROHIBITED. Also not fully addressed was “updating handicap code accessibility” to the existing tower front entrance, nor addressing “handicap scooter turning ratios” within the proposed town house units. #ShamelessPrecedents
Wrapping up the public hearing the mayor did admit that his deepest regret will be not supplying enough affordable housing for young people and seniors. Seemingly contradicting his perilous obsession in always bending over backwards in accommodating his campaign investors wishlist’s while making a complete mockery out of our toothless OCP and FOREVER CHANGING rezoning bylaws favouring developers and not NIMBY concerns. Subsequently leaving us with TOO MANY NEW MARKET VALUE STOCK RENTALS further driving low income and young families off our unaffordable shore. Adversely effecting more and more small businesses unable to maintain full/partime staff.
Our mayor wants to know WHERE are we going to find affordable housing in this city if not at this Victoria Park development. The WHERE your worship should have started back in 2015/6 by NOT fast-tracking so many UNPRECEDENTED demo-evictions – displacing countless long time residents, seniors and young families. And as you heard tonight one person/family having to now resort living out of their vehicle. This proposed building WOULD NOT HAVE HELPED any senior or young family TODAY. They would have had to wait 2 LONG YEARS for the completion of these town houses – so off our shore they will continue to go.
…And then there is the upcoming Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands Town Hall – April 26, 2018- 5:30 – 8:30 PM
2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver – 5th floor
Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre accessibility is on a collusion course with cyclists according to many seniors who use the SHSAC on a regular basis. And what is so asinine about this is WHY the city wants to proceed with this BLACK TOP BIKE PATH when city council is proposing REDEVELOPMENT of these lands along with the HJCRC by campaign double dipper donor Darwin Properties. Is it not conceivable this pathway may need to be altered, re-worked into the developer’s final pedestrian/traffic flow schematics. Or is the mayor that convinced these lands will not be handed over to Darwin Properties. i.e. The mayor and his Team Slate Collusion have already decided 4 to 3 in not having a new HJCRCentre at this location? In the meantime our infamous mayor’s Black Necklace final link will not be deterred or denied… all hail Commandant Mussatto’s dam bike legacy!
A consequence that should bare validity after October 20th city elections re: our city’s daily less than “2% cyclists.”