May’s Sunday Editorial Funny…


I’ve been asked a number of times… do your love bird seagulls have names – not yet.  If anyone has any suggestions would certainly entertain them and would give due credit in an upcoming seagull themed blog.

Re: City Electoral Signs; it has been brought to my attention that last Monday night’s city election bylaws and update re:  “Sign Bylaw, 1992, No. 6363” (not the 8643 Elections Assent Voting bylaw).  i.e. Limits (prohibits) pre-election campaign materials has already been contested and defeated in BC court and was found to be in breach of S.2(b) of the Charter of Freedoms and Rights!   It appears campaign advertising on bike signs or even at bus stop shelters prior the six week election period does not break any laws… however it appears the City has, namely our constitution! (more on Monday)   #ConstitutionalSignBylawViolations

Let the free-for-all sign wars begin!


Beatle tribute…

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Sign, sign everywhere a ‘No Assent’ aka No Amalgamation Sign!


Last Monday Night’s city council meeting was unusually uneventful and with M.I.A. councillor Keating playing hooky you knew there was nothing on the table that would jeopardize any of Mussatto’s Team Slate en masse IOU developments…  #noCollusionTonight

Hold the presses! – perhaps without Keating present: Agenda items 10 & 11 re: Gaming and Cannabis Revenues – Options for Consideration were removed!  Surely it had nothing to do with my Monday’s blog discourse in identifying “option 2” site specific neighbourhood follies whereby City Planning director Mr. Epp was wanting to “pin a casino tail” on one or more of our NIMBY communities without their PRIOR KNOWLEDGE.

I also very much regret letting down my fellow citizens, by not querying later during “Inquiries” WHY items 10 and 11 were removed from the slate.  At the time which was not fair to the mayor or City Clerk, had thought I would only receive a runaround type answer – thereby letting them off the hook!… still learning the ropes.  #regret

As anticipated all remaining related sign agenda’s – Election Sign Bylaw No. 8643 and Election Sign Bylaw No. 8644 were swiftly and unanimously approved.  Running amalgamation election signs is prohibited in CNV.

What was also unexpected sitting in the ante chamber among city staff chatter was when mayor Mussatto queried his city license manager “why license fees could not remain the same.”  Offering up a pool hall analogy whereby they would have to pay $42 for each additional pool table and then further asserting “we are not like other cities” and should be offering incentives to businesses to stay or come to our city.  Even though the increase was minimal for most businesses going up from $111 to $128 councillors Back and wannabe mayor Buchanan are ready to commit to the “no big deal” increase.  #CNVelection164days

But in the meantime… DNV/NRG Research Group: watcha you gonna do now that your amalgamation coup and survey results cannot be voiced within any CNV candidate sign, banner or campaign media advertisement re: Election Sign Bylaw No. 8643…  Welcome to North Van City.

…and how could I not… still resonating in my old rock’n roll bones!