Tonight’s Harry Jerome Lands Public Hearing: In one corner we have Mussatto’s Team Slate double dippin’ donor Darwin Construction tagging up with CNV Community Density Councillors and in the other corner uh, unified Upper Lonsdale residents – GLWT


Tonight is all about proposing once again changes to our toothless OCP bylaws and of course “amending  zoning bylaws” to accommodate the inane density madness proposed for the HJ Neighbourhood Lands.

The amount of density pollution, traffic & parking chaos this community will have to endure for at least eight long years should be criminal at best.  But try telling that to Mussatto’s Team backers “indebted” to their 2014 campaign investor Darwin Construction… or try telling that to city councillors who want to devastate a community in the name of Olympic swimmers and curlers MOST whom do not live in our city!  #UpperLonsdaleSOL

Should we not expect as in like always, Harry Jerome resident voices to be heard then overruled by the end of tonight’s Public Hearing.

If there was ever a double dealing reason, need to bring down our city council on October 20th – this is it…  Unless common sense prevails and a majority of Councillors decide to put these ‘can’t have one without the other’ projects on a back burner to be served up later by the yet to be elected new city council.  #Vote4ChangeOct20

Unfortunately there’s too much horse trading willingness on both sides not to expect a fatal devastating blow to the HJ community… If there was ever a time to believe in 5 act play. 

A contentious night it will surely be… giddy up!

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June’s Sunday Funny featuring wannabe mayor Buchanan’s unbiased logic on any upcoming developments… like “approving both” a new HJ MegaSportsPlex and Darwin’s twining Megaliths – devastating the Harry Jerome Community!


I’m a fan tried and true,
I’m a fan of doubling density,
How ’bout you?
Say it loud, say it proud,
We want more density, density!
Fight, fight, win, win!
Go Harry Jerome Titanic Rec Centre
Go Darwin Twining Megaliths
‘Cause I want to be your next mayor!
Rah, rah, rah,
Sis-boom-bah!

Are our City Councillors about to “dish-out” more density indigestion in an Upper Lonsdale neighbourhood that is overwhelmingly against this development?… A project that can only be served with a spéciale du jour Harry Jerome “Mega SportsPlex” attached to its meaty hip bone!


This coming Monday Night’s City Council HJ Public Hearing Fight Card will be like no other. In one corner you have the ENTIRE city council wanting massive density dropped on the existing Harry Jerome Lands on different density high-rise levels while demanding of course (it is an election year) some kind of $90K salaried unaffordable low income housing to the type of commercial offices & medical research/services they will want incorporated into our city owned leased lands.

And this can only happen IF Mussatto’s Team Bandits a-line themselves with Independent Team Councillors Bell, Clark and Bookham – “double teaming” – brawling for a monster pool and curling rinks SportsPlex.  And in the later rounds asphyxiating traffic gridlock and putting a chokehold on if you can find it parking in a one-sided demolition massacre of the Harry Jerome Lands and Neighbourhood!

Add to that ALL the outside interference from on-lookers who do not live in this community and the many Olympic pool sized lovers and curling enthusiasts from the District and West Van City…  Does this sound like a fair fight to you?

The only ace Harry Jerome residents have up their sleeve is “reminding city councillors” how they plan to mark their Election Night’s Fight Card if these projects move forward…  Reminding them: “other North Shore city residents favouring a new Titanic HJ SportsPlex don’t get to vote, re-elect any city councillor or get to elect a wannabe running for mayor.”

Will this be the final feather in their albatross caps, having disenfranchised so many neighbourhoods since being elected in late 2014… we’ll know in just 127 days.  #Vote4ChangeOct20

Carpet Density-Bombing coming to EVERY NEIGHBOURHOOD thanks to: they’re (Holly) back – aka Mussatto Team Bandits!


Carpetbagger Witchy Back is back in Mussatto’s Team Fold – turning a deaf ear, “overriding” yet another neighbourhood’s protests/concerns at a Public Hearing over the wrong kind of density on their street by yet another Mussatto empowered hijacking “4 to 3” scorecard.

Seriously, why do we even bother having Public Hearings when the “majority” of the concerns on any given recorded development is ignored.  Which by the way was the exact sentiments of those against this twining housing project i.e. left helpless and in disgust with “Mussatto’s Team Knows Best Slate”.  A neighbourhood like so many in our city losing its character for the almighty sake of densification, deconstructing and alienating neighbours from each other.

Wannabe night-mayor Buchanan and the rest of her Team Buffoons want to tear down one neighbourhood after another and screw zoning bylaws by setting a strong message to any homeowner who wants to redevelop their property in (as Back put it) ‘tiny little houses’… ‘twining infill houses, each over 3,000 sq. ft.’ providing unsightly density for up to 4 families and with only two extended family and friends front parking spots! 

Which leads me to today’s blog… with the just passed “double your money” housing project that will surely encourage other single family home owners to follow suit under the umbrella of skyrocketing home prices.  Will our entire city council turn their backs on an entire neighbourhood during the upcoming Monday Night’s Harry Jerome Public Hearing dedicated to the en masse deconstruction of two Upper Lonsdale city blocks.  (If ever I want to be wrong)

In one corner we have Councillors Bell, Clark & Bookham wanting to bulldoze the existing HJCRC, lawn bowling, Silver Harbour Centre, tennis courts and Norsman (skateboard) Park and titanic-size it one block north with an all encompassing enchilada Community Sports Centre costing over $200 million hinged and dependent on ripping up existing height and masse city building bylaws: succumbing to Mussatto’s double dipping campaign “investor” Darwin Construction.

Mayor Mussatto and his anti NIMBY councillors Buchanan, Keating & Back may not like the idea of spending $200 million of city taxpayers money on a new HJ ‘Monster SportsPlex’.  But in order to pay back their campaign donor Darwin they must in copious approve a new Harry Jerome Watering Hole.  Without joint adjudication, there can be no unprecedented towering development on the existing Harry Jerome Lands.  Welcome to CNV Politics 101… where every neighbourhood is the property of Mussatto’s city council and his notorious city planners!

All Aboard, it’s Official: Every NVCouncil Member is ONSIDE with OMG TOWERING DENSITY!


With Councillors Bell, Bookham and Clark on board for the en masse towering of the proposed HJ Lands Darwin Lands in order to finance their $200+ million Rogers Harry Jerome Coliseum.  We now have ALL city councillors and the mayor in unison caroling “where else can we put density!”  Gone are the days of these three city councillors supporting NIMBY’s in their quest for less density.  ‘Cause you see folks “community density trumps hypocrisy!”  #EnoughBullCrap

In fact these turncoat city councillors are more than ready to help the mayor’s double dipping 2014 campaign investors Darwin Properties deconstruct two blocks of a neighbourhood for eight long years!  Having seemingly turned their backs on an entire neighbourhood community.

Outside of perhaps city councillor Keating feeling pressure from this his neighbourhood – it looks like a done deal on a scale not yet carved in stone.  There is an apparent nonsensical haste by Councillors Bell, Bookham and Clark (along with councillor Back & wannabe mayor Buchanan) to ramrod these two joined at the hips whoring projects through before the next election in 135 days/19 weeks.

I believe a “majority” of Upper Lonsdale residents will be drawing a line in the sand at “both ends” of the existing Harry Jerome Lands.  If these two farcical developments come to fruition via our sitting council, there should be an en masse “demo-vote-eviction” of these city councillors on October 20th.  #LestWeForget  #ElectionPayBack

We need city councillors to support and prioritize each community’s “unique” social concerns and interests before any:  for the glory of the North Shore drivel.  #EnoughDensity!

Two wrongs don’t make a right. A proposed $200 million ‘plus’ HJ Sportsplex to be paid by ‘sacrificing’ and ‘crushing’ an entire neighbourhood for ‘8 years’ by Mussatto’s double-dipping donor Darwin.


The feature bout from last Monday Night’s fight card was reinforcing the need for a public town hall meeting featuring this year’s Main Event:  Building a new Harry Jerome Sports Enchilada that no other North Shore city would dare venture and all on the backs of a neighbourhood who have overwhelming been against this “Sports” not ‘Community’ Rec Centre AND chained to its hip is an 8 year crushing towering OCP rezoning en masse Mussatto donor development!

The odds on favourite i.e. hitting below the money belt favours a new Community “Sporting” Harry Jerome mega structure and an en masse Darwin twin towering development i.e. basically shitting on the neighbourhood residents.  Screw you NIMBY’s, senior lawn bowlers and Norseman Park – skateboard lovers.   We (Back, Bell, Bookham, Clark) can get re-elected without your damn NIMBY support on October 20th!

Here are just a few choice video clips I pulled from last Monday’s city council meeting dealing with the new proposed HJ ‘Sports Centre’ & Darwin Lands verses the city’s neighbourhood from each councillor.  Which I am sure all will be reiterating at the June 18th Public Hearing…  Even our mayor is on record (District  Trojan Crier aka NSN) saying: you don’t buy the house and then figure out how to pay for it.

First up is Councillor Keating’s POV – pulling back the curtains!

Then along comes Councillors Bell and Back…

Wrapping up Councillors Buchanan, Bookham and Clark…

City Hall and Council must be damn sure existing pre-election sign bylaws are bullet proof and will not fall prey to any lawsuit challenges.


I’m still hearing depending on which way the wind blows that there could be a possible BC court challenge to our pre-election sign bylaws referencing #6363.  Surely our mayor, city councillors, City Clerk and city legals would not ordain pre-election sign bylaws that would not stand the test of time especially in a BC courtroom.

I am assuming they all think pre-election sign bylaw #6363 is in fact emphatically legal down to its very core and any challenge would be held in contempt.  I mean why else would the mayor and ALL city councillors vote unanimously to uphold pre-election sign bylaw #6363?… hmm

… Unless they do not think anyone would dare spend the time or money taking the city to court.  Realizing if the case did reach the courts the October 20 civic election will have come and gone – game, set, match – catch us next time around?  And thereby their jurisprudence can never be questioned come re-election night.  #despicables?

John Cougar Mellencamp – OMG 36 years ago!