NDP MLA Ma’s INSTPP (Integrated North Shore Transportation Planning Project) is really nothing more than a MISTPP


During last Monday’s Night’s “32 Agenda Items wallowing in 696 pages” fixated on ramin’ & jamin’ through as many new zoning bylaws, rezoning amendments was the passing of MLA Ma’s INSTPP…  A wonderful passive aggressive: not today and certainly not tomorrow resolve to our North Shore Traffic Woes.  Or what I prefer to milquetoast as a MISTPP: Micromanaging Incompatible Sacrificial Transportation Planning Project.

I’ll save Monday Night’s City Council’s 2 Public Hearing buffoonery for Friday’s blog… As what should not be overlooked is our four out of the six homespun mayoral candidates were interviewed on CBC’s Early Edition Stephen Quinn Show “traffic themed” podcast last week.  The podcast certainly offered insight into just how proverbial contentious and artful these wannabe mayoral contenders – no holds  barred – plan to be.

There were two standouts for me, first was Linda Buchanan a leader over the last four years for en masse development, renter displacement and having one of the worst city council attendance records over the last fours years swears she has definitive Fake News insight much like MLA Ma, debunking there is no way density contributes to our inner city traffic or commuter woes!

So… when your campaign donor Hollyburn completes its Marlborough 3 OCP 17 bonus floors of density amidst a strong NIMBY petition you flat-out ignored along with voting in favour of Onni’s Centre View twin towers another one of your campaign donors on the adjacent Lonsdale corner will NOT IMPACT the already heavily congested Lonsdale & 13 St. intersection where bus stop overloads are the norm coming from Lynn Valley’s bursting at the seams buses – really.  Even if say up to 60% of new building residents cram themselves into a bus, bike or walk to work that still results in a 40% increase in traffic volume!

Secondly, the mayoral candidates acknowledged the need for improved “transit” access to North Van.  But it was “only Guy Heywood” who took a “North Shore city bus” to the CBC podcast locale in Vancouver City.  One of the few times there was no rhetoric spewing out of the mouths of the other car loving mayoral candidates…  Interview starts at about the 11 minute mark of the podcast – you decide.

As I continue my blog campaign to “displace” from City Hall our pro density & horse trading councillors from civic office. #Vote4ChangeOct20

Mayor Darrell R. Mussatto’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious density flood gates are officially open for business!


Our developer donor indebted mayor and “unelected” city clerk, new CEO and in-Epp OCP Planning Director have had more than enough time since July 23rd’s last meeting to over agenda-size and proceed to ramrod their hyper-density agenda through tonight’s expected (yawn) city council 4 1/2 to 5 hour meeting.  And don’t expect the 3 remaining city council meetings to show any less mercy when it comes to pushing through the mayor’s Manhattan CityShaping final and Last Testament…. all aboard.

Is it a good fit for the neighbourhood Mussatto and Buchanan or would it be a better fit up your backsides!


Our infamous mayor and his colluding City Councillors love affair with wall to wall density like: “it’s a good fit for the neighbourhood” mantra over mobility and infrastructure deficiencies are the head to head key issues I am hearing in coffee shops in both Upper and Lower Lonsdale.  A close second is our city’s UNAFFORDABILITY and SHRINKING commercial and residential street parking.

Citizens have had ENOUGH of this city council’s NIMBY disconnect.  Some going as far as to say to me if only we could vote these scoundrels out of office today!   I would go one step further insisting if only we could also OVERHAUL our City Planners and Black Necklace and “no right hand turn on red lights” Engineers today!  #Vote4ChangeOct20

Here are my July’s Most Viewed…


There was a lot more traffic to my blog site this July compared to any previous July numbers.  Videos still stealing the top spots with NVMA (500+views) and HJ Titanic (300+views).  For that matter all top 5 had over 250 views each – muchas gracias.  And lest we forget:  #Vote4ChangeOct20

Wannabe Mayor Linda Buchanan Doesn’t Want Our City To Take One Giant Leap Backwards When It Comes To DENSITY!


If you think we have not had ENOUGH DENSITY, CONSTRUCTION, LANE CLOSURES, NOISE POLLUTION or LIMITED STREET PARKING… then on October 20 vote for density proud Linda Buchanan.  This drama queen wants you to believe the sudden unprecedented upheaval of every neighbourhood she helped deconstruct over the last 4 years, is now the NEW NORMAL for our city.  Advocating we should never turn back the hand of density.  #DensityProudBuchanan  #handofdensity

Our gentrified unaffordability is chasing away too many young families, seniors, artists and low income residents from our shores, choosing instead to live in sustainable greener communities.  Promoting a couple coach houses, offering 10/10/10 or 10/20/perpetuity rentals will entice families to stay in our city is ludicrous, naive, having missed the boat!

With less and less low income earners/families consuming & feeding our city’s economy while continuing to build MORE costly high rises and market value rentals is a recipe for “socio-economic genocide.”

Hot Town Full of Summer City Construction… Mussatto’s Team Slate would have it no other way.


With Mussatto’s Team Slate closing in on its last couple months of rule… they are certainly going out in one hell of a last minute pro Hollyburn density rush.  Is there any city in the lower mainland that has been so deliberately turned upside down by a city council, willingly ignoring and opposing city residents concerns over their unprecedented high rise charge to their fatal finish line.  #NIMBYdisconnect

Their intent has been quite clear: “screw NIMBY neighbourhood concerns,” “ignore Regional Growth Targets,” “making damn sure our OCP is developer compliant,” “build black necklace bike paths for the less than 2% who cycle to work year round,” “believe TransLink will eventually resolve most of our commuter congested problems over the next decade. – If you believe that, I have a bridge I can sell you dirt cheap.”   And of course “making it extra difficult for businesses to find & maintain employees who can’t afford our gentrified city,” and “limit commercial and residential street parking.”  Signed, sealed and delivered by Mussatto’s engineered 2014 CityShaping City Council.  #Vote4ChangeOct20


And of course how could I not…

Wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan hails: “noise is a reality of living in an urban community.”


Re: Anthem’s new 225-unit faulty rental tower… are you ready, night-mayor-ish Linda Buchanan hails: “noise is a reality of living in an urban community” – BULLSHIT Buchanan!  Noise brought on by YOUR DAMN DONOR DEVELOPERS coercing our communities into massive construction zones!.  Distressing sounds caused by your unconscionable inability to rationalize when the sustainability and wellness of its city is at a point of no return and still all you and the rest of your fornicating city council in an unanimous decision want is to further pollute our city with more damn UNAFFORDABLE RENTAL DENSITY!   #BuchananCrapola

In a wishful thinking world we could find a developer willing to build a “Driftwood Village Cohousing like Project” right next door to Buchanan’s home and instead of a little housing development next door to Mussatto’s home we could build a 25 storey 10/10/10 mixed condo/rental building and see how he (she) would like having construction chaos & noise pollution right next door for two to three years followed by years and years of neighbourly traffic congestion.  Something neither one would ever allow in their “urban tempered community’s.”  #MussattoBuchananHypocrisy

The good news if my coffee shop poll numbers are any kind of a pre-election indicator, we only have to put up with these shameless city councillors: Buchanan, Back, Clark and Bell? – is up to and only till the end of October.   Running on a :”we need more density platform” is a self-defeating, death defying act in asinine retentiveness.  #Vote4ChangeOct20