Build it and taxpayers will pickup Harry Jerome’s future cost overruns… or will many longtime residents forsake the North Shore having had enough!


Last Monday Night’s jammed packed fight card featured many bouts with all OCP amendments, rezoning bylaws and new projects being the big winners.  And now for the next 8 weeks we all get a break from city council’s love affair with en masse developments.  Though we will have to all still put up with the never ending noise pollution from gravel and ready mix cement trucks sitting out in front of your favourite Lonsdale coffee shops.  Shouting back and forth over the annoying hyper sounds of Mussatto’s CityShaping.  Not to mention all the construction site street delays, traffic congestion and reduced street parking!

On the streets and in coffee shops everybody’s talking about the proposed Harry Jerome (Titanic) SportsPlex.  But we must all keep an open mind, acknowledging our infamous 2014 elected city council has not written a blank cheque for the project… yet.  Hopefully the new elected city council will downsize and have a little more mercy on city taxpayers as annual operating costs are projected to be in and around six million and city property taxes will be going up 2.2%!

Anyone running for city council like Councillors Clark, (Bell) & non city resident Back bantering a $237+ million Harry Jerome SportsPlex undoubtedly will be – swimming up stream – when it comes to voter support north of City Hall, where a majority are dead against this Titanic sinkhole.  #vote4ChangeOct20

And just how did we get to this culpable Tsunami… here is my POV video composite from last Monday night’s main bout: Harry Jerome Financing Structure & Risk…