With the advent of mystacheonline.com blog coming to an official end, drifting on the WordPress internet airwaves … And having now been able to easily sustain (see video) and enjoy residency in downtown Cochrane AB; there really has been no need to continue a blog themed and targeting the NVCHall and Council., i.e. meet the new boss same as the damn old boss continuum. #cnvSOL
I thought I would take the time and compile 140 from the over 500 satirical caricatured themed blogs I created. As always when creating a new blog I would make sure music was ever so present in the background. It was no different composing this final video. Good music always took the edge off any frustration, disappointment or disbelief over the collusion, corruption and backroom politicking from our previous NIMBY disconnected and sanctimonious city council.
Ex-mayor Mussatto and nightmayor Buchanan may think they have had the last laugh having defeated the intent of my blog… But the fact will always remain – anytime “they” or anyone does a web search or does an image search of either ex-mayor Mussatto or nightmayor Buchanan my characterization of them will always be there, over & over again – ha, ha.
My 15 minutes of CNV caricature fame is over…
With that all important increase to high-rise development/project fees kicking in at the break of dawn 2018. The race to the finish line is on – as city hall opens wide their project flood gates welcoming not only sky-high buzzards from abroad but encouraging leeching from within. “Must have” city projects that our mayor and city councillors have decreed for their imminent “departing legacies.” And to no one’s surprise the city has put out an APP desperately needing consultants willing to appease their every wish! …. after all they are running out of time with only 354 days left in MASSatto’s autocracy and poorly managed compliant city planners. #CityDisconnect #CNVSOL
And away we go… tonight city council will be reveling: offering up MORE DENSITY continuing their NIMBY DISCONNECT. Offering MORE condo high rises, MORE highfalutin market value rental housing. All is great, empowered “4 to 3” in MASSatto Land, except uh…
The latest censure numbers have our lofty city pegged BELOW the National and Provincial Household Median income levels! And one way our mayor and city council can bring us up – meet National and Provincial income levels is by continuing to demovict fixed/low income, seniors and young families from our city. Approving and building housing only the mayor’s opulent and his 3 despicables can afford! And isn’t it ironic our mayor gave our CAO Tollstom this year a $86K bonus “Moving on up to the North Shore Aristocracy.” #Demovict #CNV47%solution
But hold on to your hat, the real main event tonight will be Councillor Bell’s two submitted Notices of Motions:
#11. Local Government Election Campaign Financing – File: 09-4200-01-0001/2017
WHEREAS corporate or union donations are prohibited for federal government political candidates and political parties;
WHEREAS the new NDP BC Provincial Government has indicated it will introduce legislation to prohibit corporate or union campaign donations to BC Provincial candidates and political parties;
WHEREAS the intention of removing any appearance of potential political influence or conflict of such donations is understood and supported at the senior levels of government, the same should apply at the local government level;
AND WHEREAS Union of BC Municipalities’ (UBCM) Resolution No. A1, “Local Government Election Campaign Financing”, requests the Provincial Government to pass legislation extending these restrictions on corporate or union donations to the local government level;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of North Vancouver go on record as supporting UBCM Resolution A1, which reads as follows:
“WHEREAS there are currently no limits on election campaign donations or restrictions on corporate or union donations for local government elections;
AND WHEREAS all major political parties have committed to enacting some form of electoral finance reform for provincial elections in the coming term;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that should the Provincial Government make changes to provincial campaign finance regulations to limit and restrict campaign donations, those changes be extended to include campaign finance regulations for local government.”
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT Council of the City of North Vancouver recognizes that individual Council members attending the UBCM convention as delegates reserve the right to vote as they choose when Resolution A1, or any resolution, is debated and considered by the convention delegates.
12. Tax Receipts for Local Election Campaigns – File: 09-4200-01-0001/2017
WHEREAS fundraising for election campaigns is a necessity for most municipal candidates running for election;
AND WHEREAS persons contributing to federal or provincial candidates for election can receive a tax receipt for their contribution, but not for municipal candidates; potentially creating a disincentive for persons to contribute to municipal candidates’ campaigns;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) lobby the Provincial government to allow tax receipts for persons who contribute to candidates who run in municipal elections, similar to that provided to contributors to candidates who run provincially or federally;
AND FURTHER THAT this proposed resolution be forwarded to the *UBCM 2017 by September 22, 2017 for consideration as a Late Resolution. (*UBCM; Union of BC Municipalities)
…What do you think the odds are that Councillor wannabe night-mayor Buchanan OBJECTS along with councillors Back and Keating: aka BC NDP President. Will Keating vote NAY against motions oh so similar to his “own Party’s” upcoming “Political donation BAN LIMITING corporate and union contributions to $1,200″. Including “Money Bags” Keating’s fav: “civic campaign in-kind contributions?”… stay tuned #CNVtyranny