Ready, set… we are about to elect (hopefully) a new CNV Council. The only real measuring stick we have had in electing a new mayor and 6 city councillors is really from only two public forum debates. Though there have been a number of sparse podcasts, lots of polluting lawn signs and local newspaper ads featuring tomorrow’s candidate’s promises.
As far as the OMG 24 candidates running for city council it may unfortunately come down to: “A candidate” comes before “Z candidate” luck of the draw... #democracyLeftOvers
My point of contention is first and foremost every voter should be made aware wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan has five covert candidates in her hip pocket – hoping to manipulate and CONTROL city council’s agenda & priorities i.e. yet another damn Team Slate!
And so thusly I will not be voting for any of Buchanan’s TEAM COVERT five whipped candidates for city council:
Angela Girard 2. Tina Hu 3 . Mack McCorkindale 4. Jessica McIIory 5. Bret Thorurn #BuchananTeamCovert
And when it comes down to who is best tailored to be mayor moving forward i.e. head-on into Mussatto’s fornicating CityShaping and commuter gridlock… In one corner you have Guy Heywood and Kerry Morris probably splitting the common sense vote. While Linda Buchanan and Rod Clark will be splitting the “new norm” vote. Two scenarios that could lead to millennial Michael Willcock being handed the keys to the mayor’s office… We will know in less than 48 hours.
UPDATE 8:30 am: Despicable wannabe mayor Rod Clark, an employee of “Apex West Homes,” is ENGAGED in the business of selling North Vancouver homes OFFSHORE using a RENT-TO-OWN scheme designed to avoid the 15% Foreign Home Ownership Tax. Kerry Morris also running for mayor says: “These sales are a part of the pressure driving up housing prices on the North Shore and making it difficult for residents and their children to buy into this market and remain a part of the community.”
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And here is my last kick at the cat aimed at our four city council convoluting despicables running in tomorrow’s city elections.
I received a link to a number of individual video clips that covered the entire Centennial Theatre Mayoral Debate from last Monday Night. I wish I had the time to seamlessly pull together all 11 segments of the youtube video into “one.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr3ubV1QcrM&list=PLx1Dq5V7CWIu455QI0pKbtGLY-IsgiASw
…But I am running out of time with a number of freelance projects to cross-off my list before surrendering my North Vancouver residency in just nine days – yikes. #SustainableSeniorHorizons – here I come.
The first video features all 5 mayoral candidates putting their best foot forward announcing why they should be our next mayor. I did a little intro clean up editing on each wannabe mayor candidate that should not diminish or take away any mayoral candidate’s tenor… But I did however superimpose a couple captions over Councillors Buchanan and Clark video frames as the intent of my blog since day one has always been to expose just how convoluting, disconnected and polarized our city politics has sorely become under our mayor’s “4 to 3” Team Slate and by our other three horse trading City Councillors!
My taken aback moment was when the debate turned to the question (paraphrasing) “is there too much density in our city” and WTF: hearing Councillor Buchanan affirm: “I’m comfortable with where we are in the density that we put in and where we put it.”
Does this not suspect one to believe the Darwin Construction’s 850+ unit unprecedented twin towers horse trading takeover of the Harry Jerome Lands whereby Buchanan did not vote in favour was nothing more than a two step con job. Knowing full-well her fellow Team Slate non city resident Holly Back was going to tip the scales in favour of the project thus letting herself and our unscrupulous mayor off the hook. #despicables #Vote4ChangeOct20 #TimeToChangeCourse
Wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan… you know the one who tried to pull the wool over everybody’s eyes by voting against her buddy developer Darwin Construction by not voting in favour in the devastation of the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood. KNOWING DAMN WELL non city resident Councillor Holly Back was in favour of the project thus enabling an uncanny swing in favour of the 800+ residential log jam increase to the community and guaranteeing a $237+ million Harry Jerome Sportsplex! #timeToChangeCourse #Vote4ChangeOct20
It was pointed out to me by a couple of my CoffeeMates in Wednesday’s NSN; whereby each of the four more familiar known candidates were given full page ads declaring why they should be CNV’s next mayor. Biggest standout for everyone at my java table was make no mistake about; was over what our two notorious incumbent’s rendered to ink.
Between all the chuckles and disgust they were not at all surprised to read how these two artful dodgers want to be personified in their attempt in becoming CNV’s next Mussatto-like mayor. #misdirection
BOTH wannabe night-mayor Buchanan and horse trader Clark, DO NOT want you to dwell over the amount of fornicating density they willingly procured within the limited confines of our city. BOTH these NIMBY HATERS do not want you to remember with every new highrise development start they voted in favour has had an unsettling adverse impact on our neighbourhoods. Nor do they want you to remember with every new rental development they readily displaced (off-shored) between 2015 to 2017 hundreds of longtime city residents from their rental units. It wasn’t really until this year they realized the negative social and economic impact it was having on our city. #NIMBYhaters
BOTH NEVER argued or have demanded that their developer (horsetrading) buds should ever have to worry or be accountable over the amount of INCREASED traffic/commuter volume or the DENSITY SHOCK their developments are or will have on our enclaved city’s immediate social and economic wellness. #timeToChangeCourse #EnoughDensityShock
If you want more of Mussatto’s en masse density projects over and above his ongoing developer projects taking us well into the next city council and beyond… then vote for wannabe Linda Buchanan or Rod Clark. The only real difference I see between these two imposters is: Councillor Clark had a strong city council ‘presence’ while Councillor Buchanan had a much less exemplary attendance record. In fact in 2016 she had the WORSE CITY COUNCIL ATTENDANCE RECORD – choosing to avoid her city councillor responsibilities as a paid city employee. #youdecide
If either one of these despicables is elected as mayor in only 10 days, perhaps CNVites should expect their city’s “Best City To Live In Canada” to drop even further. #Vote4ChangeOct20
…I mean really what do you have to lose by not voting either one as this city’s next mayor. #timeToChangeCourse
In our mayor’s emotional farewell speech he highlighted some of his accomplishments, reasserting his deliberate pro-density governance of our city. Thanks in part being empowered 4 to 3 over the last 4 years and with a little extra help from his horse trading city councillors meant he could and did reshape CNV into a Manhattan Back-lot. But without the incredible infrastructures i.e. transit systems offered “above and below ground” in NY NY. #shortsightedLegacy
And with this in mind let’s rewind back to September 2017:
As Mayor Grinch’s legacy unfolds during a lunch break… crossing a senior’s path. #NIMBYdisconnect
What happened during last Monday Night’s City Council Fight Card should be an indication in what to expect next week… Like Mussatto’s developer pal Polygon Gallery looking to grab more taxpayer’s money. A 2014 Mussatto campaign donor whom under poor management low-balled their operational costs and its sustainability into the future. Luckily for taxpayers their “11th hour $225 bridged finance request” has been at least deferred to at least next Monday’s city council meeting or will it be deferred to city council’s last chance meeting on October 29th… after CNV citizens have decided if it is time for change or not.
Meanwhile out on the mayoral campaign trail two of our despicable city councillor’s Buchanan n’ Clark are flooding and polluting front lawns and defecating green spaces with their damn wannabe mayoral signs. Two anti NIMBY’s voicing similar sanctimonious robotic platforms that would enable either one IF elected to further deconstruct and devastate the social wellness and livability of our city… All you have to do discerning voters is look at their evidentiary pro density city council records over the last four years. #EnoughBullShit