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.”
Monday night city council in 86% unison, drove the final stake into amalgamation’s heart. The following is a condensed version from Monday nights amalgamation discussion, crunching it down from 21 minutes to 8 1/2 minutes. I possibly could have shortened it to 6 minutes or even extended it to 10 minutes. So I’m hoping this will be an acceptable alternative worth your time. #CNVunitedWEstand
And of course the NSRag did not disappoint, hanging on – editorializing that it is waiting for the District’s NRG study which will have absolutely no bearing towards the re-unification of our two cities any time soon. CNVCouncil has emphatically rejected amalgamation regardless of this false alarm 600 robo call, online survey… and you won’t find it being entertained on “CNV” October election ballots. #GameSetMatch
Noteworthy: The NSN is a “resident of CNV” whom unlike the District came to their rescue, relocating their offices and presses after their Lonsdale location went up in flames in 2005. #CNVthereWhenYouNeedUs
From my POV the NSNews needs to change its name to something a little more befitting, representing their despicable Freedom Fighters CNV discourse. How about “The District ★ Trojan Crier”… it has a quantified ring to it don’t you think. #NSNeditorialConspiracy #boycottNSNews
And if you want to see the full unedited “Get Stuffed” version link to: May 14/18 Agenda 19 Amalgamation: https://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings/2018-meetings/council-videos
Once again DNV mayor Walton won’t take NO for an answer, wanting CNV to join his city in a reunification dance. What Walton doesn’t realize is our city council and staff dance card is FULL. It seemingly already has more than enough on its plate with the likes of a HJ Megadome, paying off Darwin Properties in an overtake of the existing HJCRC and Silver Harbour Centre, lawn bowling greens and tennis courts and possibly sliding in an unwanted neighbourhood casino! #Enough!
But here we go again, round two or is it round 8 with the District wanting to reopen this can of worms which if you listen closely to the following video has very little to offer our city. But unfortunately councillors Bell, Keating, Buchanan and our infamous mayor feel otherwise in that we should once again at taxpayers and city staff expense re-entertain Walton’s proposition whereby NOTHING HAS CHANGED or even being vaguely offered in Walton’s latest attempt at reeling in a ‘last chance’ reunification legacy! #ShameOnMayorWalton
The following video is a snap shot though lengthy, as I want to show just how adamantly opposed the idea/threat of amalgamation/reunification is with all our city councillors though OMG four are still willing to do the Walton Amalgamation Waltz. My video has not been cosmetically tampered (mayor) or have I added any balloon comments only bridge copy between cuts to the point of not temperature colour correcting councillors 3 shot purple complexions. #WaltonAmaglamationWaltz
Walton’s love letter will only further divide our two cities. #GetStuffed
I must say I was almost impressed by the NSNews poignancy when it came to our dire traffic woes featured in last Wednesday’s front page using recent Canada Statistics and follow-up over on their “viewpoint” editorial page validating just how bad our daily traffic commute has become. The paper gave DNV mayor Walton the last word conceding the need to build strategic town centres and affordable housing… But what he didn’t say and the “NSSnooze” did not ask him was: is he willing to put a temporary hold on new condo highrise developments. And why does he think the BC NDP are seriously studying “mobility pricing” since they ran and got elected promising the elimination of bridge tolls. The kiss of death… just ask the BC Liberal Party and what will surely befall any mayor supporting mobility pricing during the 2018 civic elections.
I also can’t help but be a little suspicious why the NSN did not let our CNV mayor weigh in on this congested conundrum. You know the mayor who just spent over $20 million taxpayer’s money so 2.5% cyclists can bike to work. A mayor who continues to prioritize condo highrise developments and NOT mini malls having parkades or crusading for affordable government assisted housing. An autocratic inglorious mayor who sold our city to his campaign vultures whose profit margins would be negatively impacted by constructing any of the aforementioned. And then again WHERE would in our little enclosed city would one find an empty lot or any demo potential property that hasn’t already been forfeited to an IOU developer from “behind closed doors”… ho, ho, ho.