With 1,602 pages of in-haste density being ram-chucked through last Monday Night’s contemptible city council meeting, it is no wonder they will need 8, that’s eight weeks to recuperate. Retreating to their ivory towers, having preposterously made a complete farce out of the OCP and Regional Growth Strategy guidelines and DEVASTATING the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood! Councillors Back, Clark, Bell & Bookham “4 to 3” subservient horse traders, in unison turned their backs on HJ neighbourhood resident concerns… and yes leaving taxpayers on the hook for any (inevitable) development overruns!
Since our 2014 last elections we have witnessed the en masse deconstruct of our city and City Council; developer bought & paid for and lovin’ to horse trade with Mussatto’s vulturine campaign donors! (more in Friday’s video blog) #HadEnoughBuchananClarkBellBack!
Side Bar: What to expect during the city campaigning days of summer… “Anti-developer rhetoric shaping campaigns ahead of Vancouver election.” https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-anti-developer-rhetoric-shaping-campaigns-ahead-of-vancouver-election/?utm_source
Worth mentioning: Once again Upper Lonsdale Businesses were at the mercy of LL’s watery plunge… sales noticeably down, especially at the UL coffee shops I visited over the weekend. Thanks to our mayor and city council this city will always be a Tale of Two Cities: the Lower Haves and the Upper Have Nots. #UpperLonsdaleSOL
With only “615” CNV/DNV residents responding to the District’s NRG survey represents a realized critical mass of those simply not interested in any amalgamation study. A meek, weak survey based on hollow numbers is if anything irrelevant and INSIGNIFICANT and best re-defined as “North Shore Bolshevik-ism.” #abstractSurvey #noInterest
Yet unbelievably a majority of the District Council lead by Councillor Bassam-vik are standing behind this “615 NV residents charade”, (and might be NVCAA’s Guy Heywood maybe running for CNV mayor?) – believing this “slim pickings survey” does in fact represent a majority of “the people”. An inane adverse reality believing “the 615 surveyed equals an 87% majority of CNV/DNVC voters” as ordained in the NRG Research Group’s +/- 3.9% at a 95% level of bullshit er confidence!” #Trump-likeSurvey #unconstitutional
And what is so damn hypocritical and reported by the District ★ Trojan Crier aka NSNews is District Councillor Bassam now running for District mayor is pleading that “it is time for politicians to get out of the way and turn it over to the citizens.” So why in the hell then is “he & his District city council NOT the CNV/DNV people” putting on their District election’s ballot a “peoples manifesto” seeking further study on this issue! #DistrictCouncilTyranny #undemocratic
Mayor Mussatto and rightly so does not trust the survey’s methodology stating: “The District is going rogue… their own study said amalgamation would not save rather cost the District money… this is a politically motivated populist tactic to distract from their issues… our city is seen as more progressive, more diverse… we’re doing just fine, thanks very much.”
Metro Vancouver’s board of directors voted themselves a healthy retirement allowance and a hefty pay adjustment. “We’re not trying to have more take-home pay, we’re just trying to keep the next elected group at the same pay as they are today,” says board chairman or is it con man – Greg Moore. #BloodSuckers #NoVotesRecorded
DNVC mayor Walton did not vote for these pay increases… or did he?… KNOWING in advance that the majority of Metro Vancouver mayors were in favour – ready to bonus their (retirement) salary chest’s. Today we live in a “cloaked unrecorded incriminating political arena”… Too bad… if only we could send them or at least mayor Mussatto to jail for just one day for all his public money grabbing without “Public Input” – sound familiar CNV residents. #disingenuous
Why are Mussatto’s expenses so high coming from a (hypocrite) mayor who insists we should be walking, cycling or taking transit to work.