Did you know… Seymour Village Phase 3 is proudly bragging they are presenting the lowest affordable new 2 and 3 bedroom town homes on the North Shore starting at ONLY 999,950! And then closer to home we have Green on Queensbury 1 to 3 bedroom condo and town homes from $850,000 to over $1,260,00 (not wanting to admit they will cost more).
How many 20/30 something families do you know can afford $4K monthly mortgage payments, or pay $2K monthly for rent while still having enough money left over for their children’s education, clothing, sporting equipment, piano lessons to putting food on the table… none, thought so. #We’reOnTheEveOfGentrification
And then during last weekend North Shore traffic came to a stand still Saturday afternoon due to a Second Narrows Bridge and Upper Levels accidents keeping traffic bottle-necked for hours. Traffic chaos all our North Shore mayors and city councils have voted in favour in their pursuit in continuing to permit over capacity development within their cities. #NorthShoreSOL
And… it should be to no one’s surprise our leading M.I.A. city councillor Keating CHOSE NOT TO ATTEND the city council’s last 2017 meeting and retreat into the new year. #ContemptibleKeating
My sources are not always right on target but I still trust them over anything written in the NSNews. My apologizes as now the question is: who in the hell besides “double donor dipping” Darwin Properties is going to be there since MOST city residents will STILL be commuting, congested in homeward bound traffic.
CBC Vancouver Municipal Affairs reporter Justin McElroy writes: “Is there hope for a North Shore transportation solution anytime soon?” While of course not, and not for decades thanks to the likes of our mayor and his controlling Team Slate City Council Hijackers Buchanan, Keating, Back.
I was taken aback by bullshitter Mussatto’s falsehood quip: “We’re trying to do work to find out what’s really going on with the traffic, what’s causing that, and we want to address solutions in a proper way.” Again BULLSHIT, he knows EXACTLY what has caused our traffic woes – his maniacal density push by autocratically strong-arming density levels beyond 2014 Regional Growth Strategy Levels and constructing FAILING $20+ million bike lanes! The essentials on which his legacy will forever and justifiably be judged.
And tonight there is a Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands Open House starting conveniently at 5:30 (no time for dinner having just been caught up in commuter gridlocked traffic). It is to be held at the North Vancouver School District Mountain View room on 2121 Lonsdale Ave. North Van…
From my POV it would be best if residents simply stayed away and enjoyed a family dinner at home or night out because it is “already a done deal” and the drawings DO NOT OFFER SOCIAL HOUSING. And the developer will be deflecting all “unforeseen, not our problem,” increased traffic congestion and guaranteed overcrowded busing. Any resident input much like Hollyburn’s Marlborough 3 apartment complex now under construction and about to bottleneck traffic along Lonsdale and 13 St. will be graciously received with disingenuous deaf ears! Remember Darwin Properties INVESTED not once but TWICE into the willing hostage takeover of our mayor’s 2014 campaign. #CNVSOL
Our CNV mayor has no shame nor does his Team Slate hijacking lackeys. These Despicables are down to their LAST 320 weekdays and 90 weekends holding office. And until then they will be mercilessly downgrading and screwing our city into en masse density annihilation! #CNVdensityAnnilation
Sources: CNV Website Dec. 4/17 Agenda http://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings
NVCV: https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/ https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/vote-manipulation-at-our-local-council/
Paul Sullivan contributing writer to the NSN reported on a recent North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce “traffic yammering” Breakfast. A morning brekkie featuring guest “pro density” speakers MLA’s Thornthwaite, Sultan and parliamentary secretary for TransLink and pro cyclist’s Ma. http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/columnists/sullivan-adding-housing-will-not-remove-traffic-jams-1.23103434
Three unlikely bedfellows whom have copiously rationalized and no doubt had a little help from their respective mayors and BFF city councillors, i.e. the “hostage takers” behind our traffic woes. Despicable’s indebted to their campaign development backers and vainglorious egos; having heedlessly voted in favour of EVERY high density project after another to the point where we have now surpassed 2041 regional levels!
MLA Densifier’s Dumb, Dumber and Dim-wit (you decide which one is which), had better soon realize their pro density North Shore city councillor pals come next year’s civic elections may not as in probably won’t be re-elected with a few of these City Slickers like our mayor not running for re-election. At which point ALL three MLA’s will be confronted by new city hall board of directors. North Shore City Councils that won’t be in favour of more density, more unaffordable development nor will they ever be in favour of taxing our highways and bridges… and there lies your Density Fate of ever again getting re-elected.
As Grinch aka mayor Mussatto has sarcastically vetted, “Welcome to North Van, ha, ha.”
The Tyee on Nov. 20 featured an article by Jessica Barrett: “Five Policies That Would Have Helped Me Stay in Vancouver” All polices take ready aim – firing solutions to our GVR housing crisis. But unfortunately #4 has very LITTLE CHANCE of ever seeing daylight, especially here in our city until after October 20, 2018 in 46 weeks and 5 days from now – a time eternity for so many of us CNVites. https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/11/20/Policies-To-Help-Afford-Vancouver/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201117
And right on cue Grinch’s #1 pro mayor NSNews last Friday conveniently did what it does best i.e. babble on and on about our city’s indebtedness to Density Darrell’s developer pal and campaign double-dipping investor Darwin Properties. Up-selling sugarcoated collusion while ignoring the adverse effects in having MORE deconstruction, lane closures, gridlocked traffic, further transit overcrowding, air and noise pollution’s and the pillaging of even more of our city’s depleting green spaces at the expense of a mayor’s vainglorious failing legacy. #MussattoDMW http://www.nsnews.com/news/harry-jerome-neighbourhoods-lands-envisioned-1.23103770
Shamelessly proud was the tenor expressed in the city’s announcement of its latest prized ungreening of city land! Yes, the existing HJCRC facility is just over 50 years old but DOES NOT need to replaced. Rather what should be transpiring is simply pushing aside all city councillor egos and presumed legacies and initiate a state of the art overhaul to our rec centre with our fellow two North Shore Municipalities “contributing” to the to be modernized, upgraded HJCRC facility by constructing bucket wish items like: an Olympic size swimming pool, a 500 meter indoor track or newfound curling rinks. Is not our tiny enclaved city not congested and fractured enough City Councillors!
There is an upcoming first public open house on Dec. 6th, but really why the fawk bother. All you have to do is not go all that far back in time when Hollyburn’s new Marlborough 3 commercial apartment complex had its public hearings and NOT ONE PUBLIC HEARING or any COMMUNITY PETITION MADE ANY DIFFERENCE – NO MATTER HOW STRONG THE OPPOSITION! It was a per-ordained done deal that convoluted increased floor density by WTF: selling our City Hall’s air space at below market value to these vultures! Does anyone for a one moment not think that the SAME COLLUSION TACTICS will be made readily available unless…
There is an overdue civic election coming to town next October and with final approval on this project tentatively scheduled for next summer. I.E. will either wannabe mayor Councillor Buchanan or DNVC resident Back join Councillors Bell, Clark and Bookham and compromise their chances in being elected by having their names pegged to this suicidal, high density, traffic/transit nightmare. We know Mussatto and Keating have expressed concerns over any need for such a costly super-structure and without either yea vote, Buchanan or Back would have to cross the floor, default their Team Slate allegiance. And the odds of that ever happening should leave any new HJCRC plans on the drawing board… I can dream can’t I.