Once again DNV mayor Walton won’t take NO for an answer, wanting CNV to join his city in a reunification dance. What Walton doesn’t realize is our city council and staff dance card is FULL. It seemingly already has more than enough on its plate with the likes of a HJ Megadome, paying off Darwin Properties in an overtake of the existing HJCRC and Silver Harbour Centre, lawn bowling greens and tennis courts and possibly sliding in an unwanted neighbourhood casino! #Enough!
But here we go again, round two or is it round 8 with the District wanting to reopen this can of worms which if you listen closely to the following video has very little to offer our city. But unfortunately councillors Bell, Keating, Buchanan and our infamous mayor feel otherwise in that we should once again at taxpayers and city staff expense re-entertain Walton’s proposition whereby NOTHING HAS CHANGED or even being vaguely offered in Walton’s latest attempt at reeling in a ‘last chance’ reunification legacy! #ShameOnMayorWalton
The following video is a snap shot though lengthy, as I want to show just how adamantly opposed the idea/threat of amalgamation/reunification is with all our city councillors though OMG four are still willing to do the Walton Amalgamation Waltz. My video has not been cosmetically tampered (mayor) or have I added any balloon comments only bridge copy between cuts to the point of not temperature colour correcting councillors 3 shot purple complexions. #WaltonAmaglamationWaltz
Walton’s love letter will only further divide our two cities. #GetStuffed
Actually found myself attending the pre-Easter showdown with enough on the fight card to fill at least two jam packed ‘no holds barred’ city council meetings. But then again this is why we did not have a scheduled then unscheduled city council meeting back on February 19th.
There were a few surprised jabs and expected abject counter punching taking place during the long-winded meeting. As I said to councillor Clark at the end of the meeting. “I have enough blog content that will keep me busy for the next 3 weeks during Easter shutdown.” I’ll be featuring video Stache outtakes, misplays by the now retiring mayor and city councillors, to caricaturing the many twists and turns, including an unrealized Harry Jerome showstopper to a Lions Gate “tax”idermy new bedfellows finale.
But I am going to start off slow, giving everyone a chance to catch their breath from either attending or watching the streaming 4 1/2 hour video of Monday Night’s Fight Card…
In my opening mini-bout: wannabe night-mayor Buchanan wants the proposed and WTF: re-budgeted $210+ million mega HJCRC to integrate the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified Gold Standard which even she acknowledged is ALREADY being indoctrinated into our latest new developments! And thereby no need for Buchanan to make such a – I’m running for mayor – fuss over handicap accessibility. Every city architect, engineer including our infamous city planners are AWARE and CHAMPION the new Rick Hansen handicap accessibility model.
If Buchanan is so adamant about disability accessibility why has she NEVER insisted on handicap accessibility on ANY PRIOR high rise development since her re-election. And WHY THEN did she last December 3rd on International Disability Day celebrate the day riding a ne-ferris wheel and NOT riding an immobility scooter or wheel chair or even recognizing International Disability Day? It should also be noted that Buchanan had been asked last fall to show her support for those in our city with disabilities to experience riding an immobility scooter courteous of Davies Pharmacy & Medical Equipment over our central Lonsdale crevice sidewalks which of course she turned down.
Based on Buchanan’s prior anti-handicap posture dealings with mobility issues just how ingenuous is Buchanan or is this simply a spin-o-rama mayoral campaign tactic… Does she wonder why I caricature her wearing “spinning” crazed glasses. #Spin-o-ramaHypocrisy #WTF
News Bulletin 5 pm 03/13: Mayor Darrell Roger Mussatto will not be seeking a fifth term on October 20th, 2018. I wish the mayor all the best piloting his new adventures. Thanks for being so tolerant of my satirical caricaturing of your mayorship.
Well once again the Union of BC Municipalities during last week’s convention were not ready nor willing to concert a majority of its members eradicating corporate and union campaign money when it comes to their 2018 re-elections err city elections. And this bullshit argument that “this would certainly be an advantage to incumbents that people seeking a seat on council simply don’t enjoy” Really, in small towns and villages town hall meetings should suffice. But in every lower mainland city there is an uprising, a frustration surrounding all the unaffordable housing being constructed “at will” by bought and paid for mayors and their bankrolled infected city councillors. I think voters wont be fooled again by any mayoral or city councillor who is being financed – indebted to a developer, union or corporate “investor.” #wontBeFooledAgain
Further, any mayor or city councillor who has willingly supported this density-mania Asian invasion like: wannabe night-mayor councillor Buchanan. Will undoubtedly find themselves at the wrong end of the stick, targets, a bulls-eye for all “inner city” ignored, deprioritized infrastructures, parking deficiencies, traffic and transit congestion and gridlock! “Inner city density issues they created – not the province or TransLink.” … All the money in the world is not going to be enough to save their asses. #AssButtKicking
And I see on tonight’s agenda fight card Councillor Clark is proposing: ‘Below Market Rental Units in Multi-Family Developments’. Wanting the City to provide a minimum of 20% of units at a 10% below market rate in perpetuity. Only problem with this is in 2/3 years when these multi-housing projects are completed market rental rates will be in the neighbourhood of $2,500 to $3,000+. So how in the hell will our city’s 47% be able to afford $2,000 to $2,700 a month rent is beyond my cognizance. #NorthShoreHomelessFiguresUp