Hopelessly hoping while traffic bumpers along and unaffordable housing soars higher and higher and even higher!


Did you know… Seymour Village Phase 3 is proudly bragging they are presenting the lowest affordable new 2 and 3 bedroom town homes on the North Shore starting at ONLY 999,950!  And then closer to home we have Green on Queensbury 1 to 3 bedroom condo and town homes from $850,000 to over $1,260,00 (not wanting to admit they will cost more).

How many 20/30 something families do you know can afford $4K monthly mortgage payments, or pay $2K monthly for rent while still having enough money left over for their children’s education, clothing, sporting equipment, piano lessons to putting food on the table… none, thought so.  #We’reOnTheEveOfGentrification

And then during last weekend North Shore traffic came to a stand still Saturday afternoon due to a Second Narrows Bridge and Upper Levels accidents keeping traffic bottle-necked for hours.  Traffic chaos all our North Shore mayors and city councils have voted in favour in their pursuit in continuing to permit over capacity development within their cities.  #NorthShoreSOL 


And… it should be to no one’s surprise our leading M.I.A. city councillor Keating CHOSE NOT TO ATTEND the city council’s last 2017 meeting and retreat into the new year.  #ContemptibleKeating

 

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A Christmas Carol’s Final Jingle…


It has been a year of en masse density and traffic travesty
Thanks in part to Mayor Mussatto and his Team Slate Councillors:
Buchanan, Keating, Back… a city having forsaken its glory
Having SOLD its soul to vulturine invested developers.

Building more unaffordable housing will only lead to more traffic gridlock… unless you are NDP MLA Ma or mayors’ Mussatto and Walton whom Trump Fake News.


I must say I was almost impressed by the NSNews poignancy when it came to our dire traffic woes featured in last Wednesday’s front page using recent Canada Statistics and follow-up over on their “viewpoint” editorial page validating just how bad our daily traffic commute has become.  The paper gave DNV mayor Walton the last word conceding the need to build strategic town centres and affordable housing… But what he didn’t say and the “NSSnooze” did not ask him was: is he willing to put a temporary hold on new condo highrise developments.  And why does he think the BC NDP are seriously studying “mobility pricing” since they ran and got elected promising the elimination of bridge tolls.  The kiss of death… just ask the BC Liberal Party and what will surely befall any mayor supporting mobility pricing during the 2018 civic elections.

I also can’t help but be a little suspicious why the NSN did not let our CNV mayor weigh in on this congested conundrum.  You know the mayor who just spent over $20 million taxpayer’s money so 2.5% cyclists can bike to work.  A mayor who continues to prioritize condo highrise developments and NOT mini malls having parkades or crusading for affordable government assisted housing.  An autocratic inglorious mayor who sold our city to his campaign vultures whose profit margins would be negatively impacted by constructing any of the aforementioned.  And then again WHERE would in our little enclosed city would one find an empty lot or any demo potential property that hasn’t already been forfeited to an IOU developer from “behind closed doors”… ho, ho, ho.

Vote Manipulation and Mussatto Legacy Laundering Setting New Low Blow Highs!


Our CNV mayor has no shame nor does his Team Slate hijacking lackeys.  These Despicables are down to their LAST 320 weekdays and 90 weekends holding office.  And until then they will be mercilessly downgrading and screwing our city into en masse density annihilation!   #CNVdensityAnnilation

Sources: CNV Website Dec. 4/17 Agenda http://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings
NVCV: https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/  https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/vote-manipulation-at-our-local-council/

Warning! The following video may be offensive, caution is advised, especially those who thought city council meeting decorum was held to a higher standard.


At last Monday night’s city council meeting the mayor was whining and crying foul how he and his team slate councillors can’t get respect during the Public Input Period… Does the word HYPOCRITE ever come to mind Grinch.  I couldn’t help but take a second look at a city council meeting on July 17 of this year.  And lo and behold our mayor counterblow’s his self proclaimed righteousness with his own out of order, unruly retort, chuckling “ha, welcome to North Van”.

A few minutes prior, look closely, camera right at councillor Keating aka BC NDP President waving goodbye to Mr. Wilkinson having been ordered out of chambers by flustered and unhinged Mussatto.  The Wilkinson’s were quite upset over the fact they never had been told about the city’s complicit bowling alley gaffe, having bought a condo in the Onni CentreView Camel-not complex.  And Premier John Horgan, you must be so damn proud of your party’s contemptible NDP President.

…If you dare take a 2 hour flashback at that night’s fight card from the 3:32 hour/minute mark onward, listen closely to the remarks made by the Wilkinson’s at the Bowling Alley Public Hearing and by the mayor’s large campaign donor Onni and of course Mussatto’s Team Slate Despicable’s approving the Onni Bowling Alley from the July 17 video.  You may like the Wilkinson’s and so many other concerned residents realize why they won’t be voting for wannabe mayor Buchanan and Councillor Back on election day October 20, 2018.  http://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings/2017-meetings/council-videos

North Shore pro density MLA’s “Dumb, Dumber and Dim-wit” maintain WTF: by further increasing density levels will resolve our traffic woes!


Paul Sullivan contributing writer to the NSN reported on a recent North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce “traffic yammering” Breakfast.  A morning brekkie featuring guest “pro density” speakers MLA’s Thornthwaite, Sultan and parliamentary secretary for TransLink and pro cyclist’s Ma.  http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/columnists/sullivan-adding-housing-will-not-remove-traffic-jams-1.23103434

Three unlikely bedfellows whom have copiously rationalized and no doubt had a little help from their respective mayors and BFF city councillors, i.e. the “hostage takers” behind our traffic woes.  Despicable’s indebted to their campaign development backers and vainglorious egos; having heedlessly voted in favour of EVERY high density project after another to the point where we have now surpassed 2041 regional levels!

MLA Densifier’s Dumb, Dumber and Dim-wit (you decide which one is which), had better soon realize their pro density North Shore city councillor pals come next year’s civic elections may not as in probably won’t be re-elected with a few of these City Slickers like our mayor not running for re-election.  At which point ALL three MLA’s will be confronted by new city hall board of directors.  North Shore City Councils that won’t be in favour of more density, more unaffordable development nor will they ever be in favour of taxing our highways and bridges… and there lies your Density Fate of ever again getting re-elected.

As Grinch aka mayor Mussatto has sarcastically vetted, “Welcome to North Van, ha, ha.”
 

Are CNVH Big Cheezies Overpaid?… And I know just the location we could use to take advantage of some of Prime Minister Trudeau’s just announced 100,000 new AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.


But first, ever curious about how much you could make at the upper echelon in management at City Hall and then compare it to the same salaried positions at our sister city DNV, I know I have…  So without further adieu here are the actual salaries given and offered to The Statement of Financial Information (SOFI)   And keep in mind there is no employee bonuses indexed, but we all know our CAO Tollstam did receive at least one bonus this year for WTF: $86K fermenting his salary to $355K!!
PDF source: https://www.dnv.org/our-government/statement-financial-information-sofi
Source Credit: CNV BJ May


And in other relevant media news… Prime Minister Trudeau is offering a Housing Plan aimed to help 530K vulnerable Canadian households!  OMG, he is going to build across Canada (that could and should include CNV) 100,000 new AFFORDABLE housing units and spend $300K repairing existing stock like as in our city and cutting homelessness in half…  And I know just the right size chunk of land we can use to build many new affordable multi home units within our city.

Why doesn’t our city council propose in part using the “Redevelopment of the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands!”  This is the only way I would or could ever support a new HJCRC complex.

But let’s not kid ourselves CNVites there is no fawking way donor indebted Mussatto will be in favour after green lighting these prized lands to his indebted vulturous campaign Darwin deconstructs.  The mandate would ultimately need a majority of 4 councillors sitting at the head table in city hall chamber’s.

Perhaps there could be one loose link in Mussatto’s Team Slate Chain aka city councillor and wannabe mayor Buchanan.  And if Buchanan should vote in favour using these HJCRC Lands for social housing i.e. jumps ship, I do hereby swear to remove the grazed glasses I currently have her wearing – honest!… But like always the odds of any Team Slate councillor crossing their beloved Master is slim to none.