Out of the 4 to 5 or will it be 6 running for mayor two are City Slicker Councillors coveting more density in just 113 days – 16 weeks!


Note: To be fair Councillor Clark has not made his mayoral candidacy official.  Maybe he is waiting to see just how much feeler support there is before tossing his “horse trading stetson” into the mayoral ring.  If Councillor Clark is running for mayor he and Buchanan would be running from a parallel kindred slate coveting more and more DENSITY continuing to turn their backs on NIMBY’s.  #enoughDensty

Councillor Buchanan has voted in favour of EVERY new highrise except for her recent mayoral campaign’s ‘the fix is in’ new Harry Jerome Mega Sports Complex allowing Darwin’s takeover of the existing HJ Lands.  And lest we forget IGNORING EVERY neighbourhood petition and helping to make a mockery out of every highrise public hearing.  Forever voting against resident concerns like Hollyburn’s new apartment building, allowing them to buy at below market value our city hall’s hovering density air in order to increase the height of “her” Hollyburn donor’s 13th & Lonsdale Marlborough 3 Commercial Apartment highrise from 12 to 17 floors!  #disingenuous

The same can be said about Councillor Clark who is on record for towering “community” horse trading with developers.  Two key huge projects come to mind; Polygon’s new Promenade Lower Lonsdale tower featuring a horse trading swap for extra floors blocking more area condo views in order to get the North Van Museum & Archives “squeezed” into a confined main floor space!  And if you want to epitomize horse trading we need to look no further than the about to be built 32 & 26 towering Darwin project in order to finance his damn $210+ million Titanic MegaDome Sporting Facility having “turned his back”, crapping on the majority of the Harry Jerome Community who are dead against both projects.  #screwNIMBYS

Is either councillor the kind of mayor you want i.e. bound & determined to further entrap our city into further highrise development.  Two infamous city councillors who don’t give a damn about NIMBY concerns having divorced themselves from Regional Growth Strategy Levels surpassing 2041 census.  Promoting Bike to Work Black Necklace lanes used by less than 2% of city residents OVER our city’s dire, unable to keep pace  infrastructures.  While also deliberately limiting residential and commercial street parking at ALL “their” construction & noise polluting sites beholding to “their” heavy equipment vehicles closing off residential street parking & causing constant lane closures…  No, then simply vote for change October 20th.  #weCANdoBetter  #noMoreDensity

Rise Up CNVites: VOTE transparency back into city hall democracy on October 20th!


I see DNVC mayor Walton like our infamous CNV mayor is heading for cover – fast tracking to the exit!  Realizing like mayor Grinch: traffic, unaffordablility and density levels are so out of control that even he can’t or just doesn’t want to resolve i.e. unwilling to further tarnish his vainglorious legacy much like DMW Mussatto.  #EnoughBS

Two inept mayors having led the charge in highrise over-densification, commuter gridlock, parking shortages or local small businesses unable to sustain or maintain full & part-time help.  And lest we forget Mussatto demovicting and eliminating hundreds and hundreds of renters and young families from affording our city.  Two controlling city council bloc’s covertly and deeply indebted to special interest groups like HUB and to their developer campaign “investors”…  More on this Monday – stay tuned.

In the meantime I wish everyone a safe, amicable and uplifting long weekend.  #Vote4ChangeOct20


Icy and snow covered residential streets continue to play second or is it third fiddle to the maybe 1% who cycle to work during winter months.


A year ago I ran a similar blog, and it is as fresh today as it was last February.  Nothing has changed when it comes to our mayor staying the psycho-ling course; steadfastly obedient and accordant for SO FEW winter cyclists.   After all his derelict legacy is dependent on it.  #CNVSOL

Another pet peeve of mine is Monday’s Agenda is not posted much before Friday noon.  Releasing a city council agenda with only hours before a weekend is just one more example of the mayor and City Clerk unable or is it unwilling to deliver an agenda until the very last inauspicious minute.  And if their excuse is there’s just not enough time to prepare prior to a city council meeting; then may I suggest any upcoming relevant agenda be prepared/discovered one full week prior Allowing everyone time to study, digest and prepare for that upcoming city council meeting… I know this is OMG blasphemy – but only until October 20th – 34 weeks from tomorrow.