More City Hall undermining and Developer collusion coming to light… and “cannabis our medicine” illegal dispensaries being shut down against overwhelming substantiated evidence and support!


The first public hearing meeting and from both sides of city chambers became an unexpected, gut wrenching emotionally moving representing cannabis users from across the lower mainland ALL dependent on our city’s “illegally run medicinal cannabis dispensaries.” The public hearing was to be only about “defining and prohibiting the sale and production of non-medical retail cannabis in all (city) zones.”  But it turned into anything but, with so many expressing how cannabis is a necessity – part of their daily lives.  And WHY does the camera coverage NEVER show the distress in their faces in the advent of these cannabis outlets being shut down – SHAME on you mayor for this obstinate and faceless omission! #420

Here is a sampling in the overwhelming support of these dispensaries remaining open, having chosen cannabis as “their medicine”…  #cannabisOurMedicine

The second public hearing dealt with the ongoing farce at 2601 Lonsdale Ave, aka Mussatto City Planners/Pezzente Holdings vs. the neighbourhood residents that did not get underway until past 9:30 pm.  With 35 signed up to speak it indeed lived up to its “12:30 am” disposition with the developer and his GBL Architects submitting minor tweaks i.e. basically the SAME DRAWINGS declaring them as REVISIONS while their fellow developer friends and a realtor supported this egregious overtake favouring 26 Ave. road closure, insufficient parking, eliminating the existing greenspace and FALSELY providing erroneous traffic flow numbers at that intersect contrary to ICBC records.  And with Councillor Keating who resides in the neighbourhood, culpable and unwilling to excuse himself from “his neighbourhood project” i.e.  A standard Mussatto Team Slate practice – anybody surprised so far!  #shamefull

Another contention in all this is how slanted and flagrant the camera coverage was during this portion.  It seemed deliberate as in quite clear under mayor Mussatto’s camera direction, Pezzente and City Planners did not have to worry about “the home audience and shut-ins” being able to SEE ALL the damning elevation/plan imagery from the public hearing resident speakers on the overhead camera!  #collusion

I could go on and on in how the overall “public hearing” was apposed to the proposal in its existing convolute state.  Though everyone was on side that the existing burned down apartment building needs to be in earnest replaced.  But the developer, (mayor), CAO and city planners don’t want to just build within the constraints of the existing lot.  Choosing to skewer legal property lines under the cover of keeping the public in the dark by not offering any “prior” media/newspaper notice!  Thereby overlooking OCP height restrictions, hindering emergency vehicle accessibility, offering limited parking spaces, shutting down 26 Ave. and eliminating the neighbourhood green space!  #underhanded

An astute NIMBY speaker addresses these disingenuous omissions and more regarding the farcical Pezzente Proposal.  #appalling  #bogus

When a mayor ABUSES his power… sirens can be heard!


Isn’t it ironic a siren could be heard in the distance at a very key moment in last Monday Night’s city council meeting as our City Clerk was proclaiming to council by order of commandant Mussatto the Rezoning Application: 2601 Lonsdale Avenue (Pezzente Holdings Inc. /GBL Architects) to a public hearing previously in a Feb 5th meeting denied; deferred and referred back to city planning for further review regarding proposal size & scale, readdressing traffic flow concerns and lack of no more green space.  Even councillor Buchanan, an ol’ vet NSN paper carrier to this area felt it needed a community concerns redress much to the chagrin of her commandant and guru – whom curiously was absent from last Monday night’s fight card… hmm.  #DemocracyVetoed