“I’m a zit get it” Planning Dir Epp thinks he can OVERRIDE City Councils majority decision PROHIBITING GAMING FACILITIES by tonight RECOMMENDING the city Adopts Zoning Amendments to Clarify that “Gaming could be Permitted through (Neighbourhood) Site-Specific Zoning.” His Animal House antics should be grounds for dismissal!


When you have an upstart OCP Director of Planning willing to OVERTURN and IGNORE city council decisive stay in prohibiting gaming facilities in all neighbourhoods!  Proves just how underhanded our mayor and city planning department have all become.  Undermining our community neighbourhoods calling them callously “site specific”.  #thejigisup

We have 3 city councillors: “neighbourhood site specific” Buchanan, Back, Keating and the mayor tied to a financially strapped double dipping donor Darwin Properties project that will ultimately destroy and up-heave a neighbourhood with EIGHT YEARS of construction!  And we have 3 city councillors: Bookham, Bell and Clark proposing to spend over $160 million on a MegaRecDome with insufficient monies in their HJ coffers!

There isn’t one financial institution in the world that would finance either one of these projects – otherwise they would have.  This squandering of taxpayers money has to stop, but how I have no idea unless there is a mass peoples revolt which I am in no way thwarting, yet.  A triple whammy right smack dab in the face of every city taxpayer!  Perhaps the only way to stop this crafted density madness is by NOT RE-ELECTING any of these city councillors in October.  #OustAllCityCouncillors

And then with a new hopefully untainted city council in place (and new city planning director) perhaps roadblocks can be set up making these projects nonviable or at least abbreviated as they will both be in very early financially unsecured stages of development. 

First and foremost after the new city council has been elected, it should consider putting these projects in escrow, suspending our OCP – and maybe doing a little city planning house cleaning… The sale of cannabis is inevitable but the city’s tax revenue share will not be enough to finance one never mind both projects financial shortcomings.

And this is where the mayor’s largest gaming donor, Tom Nellis comes out from behind the greased curtain and embraces the mayor and his three despicable indebted team slate councillors and count me in: Councillors Bookham, Clark and Bell. “I knew I could count on you all to do whatever it would take in order to build my casino. …moo-waah” #KissOfDeath

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There was a whole lot of smoke blowing in the wind at last Monday’s City Council Meeting.


I first and foremost want to wish Councillor Bell a speedy recovery and hope he will be able to attend next week’s city council meeting before their scheduled 3 week Spring Break Snooze.  But also missing in action without any explanation to taxpayers was once again of course “NDP Moneybags Councillor Keating.”

At times I sensed there might be a little cannabis floating in the air as the mayor was determined to keep under wraps agenda item 2: Smoking Prohibition Expansion and “Enforcement”.  While agenda item 6: Proposed Cannabis Dispensary “Enforcement” was openly discussed during the city council ‘public’ meeting.  Beckoning the question why the hypocritical double standard?  Could it be because of the television interview planned by the mayor on this matter.

The shocker of the night for moi was hearing OMG, Councillor Back unwilling to support the Development Application at 125 and 145 East 13th Street: a 23 storey high tower – until extra OCP Bonus floors kick in!  Her feedback from the community and local businesses being: they are “fed-up” with all the new development going on in their neighbourhood.  Wanting to see new development in their area slow down for the next couple of years.  Opposing was councillor and wannabe mayor Buchanan who was adamantly in favour – wanting MORE development i.e. construction turmoil for this community.

But the highlight of the night was when councillor Bookham asked CNV Engineer/Parks/Envro Douglas Pope why he was so keen on WASTING taxpayer’s money on a temporary Green Black Necklace while knowing dam well it would have to be RE-CONFIGURED i.e. conforming to the proposed redevelopment by “double dipping” Mussatto campaign donor Darwin Properties.  #cnvSOL