Mayor Mussatto and his team councillors seem quite intent on keeping “our city website” in the dark when it comes to Public City Hall Meetings. You would think the mayor had more backbone, more character, able to accept his video misdemeanors, moving past his recorded, on the record camera hypocrisies.
We will have to wait and see if tonight’s city council’s meeting will be heard and seen. Or will the mayor choose instead to pout… seeking continued revenge against media outlets – having no alternative but to protect what is left of his self-serving effectiveness as mayor? A mayor who has acted contrary to bylaw 8500, unable to uphold a high moral ground at a number of prior council meetings.
No one is perfect mayor, we all make mistakes, and like me wish I had not said or caricatured at times someone in an adjunct light that has come back and bit me in the butt. I’m hoping tonight mayor you will see the light and be the “public mayor” you were elected and can be. In the meantime on this Monday morning prior to tonight’s city council curtain call…
Gabrielle Aplin “Light Up The Dark”
The mayor it seems has decided to keep taxpayers and shut-in discerning residents in the dark. Dictatorially preventing anyone the democratic right and ability to record/tape their monkey business i.e. exposing their behavioural impropriety and guile misconduct: “caught during live streaming” city council meetings acted out by the mayor and his whipped city council despicables. #NowYouSeeMeNowYouDont
Also being left in the dark are 2016 incomplete “Fake News” financial statements from city auditors while having coughed up over 2.5 million taxpayers’ money in a Corix lawsuit – discovered by sleuth Kerry Morris.
LEC-Loses-Privative-Legal-Proceeding CNV 2016 Financial Statement
Further insight can be found: https://www.theglobalcanadian.com/city-north-vancouver-pays-corix-2-5-million-settle-dispute/#.WnJYwSTKFGI.twitter
Meanwhile back at last Monday Night’s city council meeting… Mr. Atkins was the only Public Input speaker. Against all odds, he braved expressing his concerns about a land acquisition/transfer coming up for a probable “4 to 3” mayoral approval. All the while not knowing the mayor and his team bloc would under the cover of unplugged video darkness – never have to worry about their disingenuous: no way in hell is that ever going to happen while we’re dictating city governance – optics!
The mayor is seemingly ruling like city hall is no longer a public corporate domain rather it’s his personal autocrat empire. So I thought I would give Mr. Atkins 2 min. portion of the council meeting a little extra “appropriate visual justification” on behalf of our Napoleon-like vainglorious ruler.
The British Fascisti formed in 1924. A form of radical authoritarianism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and control of industry and commerce (development and taxpayer money) that came to prominence in early 20th-century Britain then giving rise to National Fascism in Italy… and seemingly again to some extent in CNV in 2015.
I realize my blog at times can be quite cynical in the caricaturing of the mayor, his team slate councillors and managerial city staff. But I have discovered over the 3 years I have posted my blog that other related and more politically correct blogs and other handle-me-with-care media outlets has not advanced or had any effect on the mayor and his 4 to 3 autocratic rule of thumb. His vainglorious CityShaping vision consists of paving 20 million of tax payers dollars on failing bike lanes and surrendering our skyline to his OCP over densified developer investors from his 2014 re-election campaign. The mayor’s SHORTsightedness “putting the cart ahead of the horse” has left our daily transportation infrastructures in dire gridlock while local small businesses are unable to keep or find local part time help whom in turn can no longer afford to live in our city.
For me the most disturbing aspect during Mussatto’s dictatorship reign is the loss of so many hardworking people who have landscaped, forged our city’s heritage. Households from our once thriving lower class, people on fixed incomes, single parent families, seniors, artists and young families. Many having been displaced, evicted from our city’s shores without a thank you or ever offering temporary housing assistance – Arrivederci, good riddance eh Grinch.
But I am beginning to read and hear more voices standing up against our mayor and his team slate councillors stranglehold on our city. Like discerning voices on pages 3 & 4 “Change We Want” in the recently published The Global Canadian Newspaper. Also checkout their facebook page featuring other related stories: http://www.facebook.com/theglobalcanadian/.
Finally CNVites are standing up, fed up with all the density and failing related infrastructures, drawing a line in the sand… “enough is enough!” Change in municipal governance is on its way come October 20th – Arrivederci Mussatto Team Slate councillors!
Note the logo/badge on Mussatto’s Napoleonic hat is the iconic ‘Anarchy symbol’. Representing the mayor and his 3 Team Slate city councillors autocratic “4 to 3” empowering decision making on ALL OCP DENSITY BONUS High Rises and bylaw amendments and higher density re-zoning on behalf of many campaign donor developers.
Again… any chance for an Integrated North Shore Planning Project to have any kind of success especially within our city limits, it must first REALIZE ALL future and proposed High Rise Developments must be STOPPED dead in their tracks! A number of projects come to mind, one being an unwanted casino (with hotel?), another is the proposed too big for its britches massive Harry Jerome Rec Centre. And where HJCRC and seniors lawn bowling have been located for over 50 years is where double dipping campaign donor Darwin Properties want to add around 1,500 MORE residents to our already 2041 growth rate – enough density!
All hail misogynistic Mussatto or so you would think from BOTH city councillors Buchanan running for mayor and Back a non city resident running for re-election whom remain tight lipped over the mayor’s vulgarity towards women during city council’s last city council meeting of 2017. Two seemingly indignant city councillors unwilling to voice any displeasure with the mayor over his prior camel toe perverseness in a revamped single shot cameras and new sound system council chambers.
Last Monday night BOTH these women had a long 6 week overdue opportunity to express to city council and city residents their disgust over the mayor’s camel toe – elephant feet perverted innuendo. For either one of them to actually believe the mayor did not know what camel toe reference implied only goes to prove just far up the mayor’s butt they both are… An opportunity that will surely bite deep into their chances in ever getting elected on October 20th in just 9 months, 5 days. #camelToeFreePass
The only real winners this year until October 20 will be the mayor, his infamous city slate councillors ramming and jamming their density and cycling agenda down our throats… and supporters of a casino to be located in a community’s front yard near you.
If your daily means of mobility is from a wheel chair, scooter or just a mom pushing a baby carriage up and down our city’s many defective sidewalks; you are no doubt disgusted and alarmed over the MILLIONS being spent on new bike lanes and the negligent due diligence in properly cementing/resurfacing our sidewalks. Our reckless city engineer’s quick fix florescent orange sprayed sidewalk patch works is criminal at best.
But hey, our mayor who has the highest car allowance in the lower mainland and loves driving his Lexus to his VIP city hall parking stall is: come hell or high water determined to turn our city into a laughable bike and ‘trip as you walk’ over the many uneven, cracked, snap(!) there goes another lawsuit on one of our many in dire need of repair sidewalks.