Hopelessly hoping while traffic bumpers along and unaffordable housing soars higher and higher and even higher!


Did you know… Seymour Village Phase 3 is proudly bragging they are presenting the lowest affordable new 2 and 3 bedroom town homes on the North Shore starting at ONLY 999,950!  And then closer to home we have Green on Queensbury 1 to 3 bedroom condo and town homes from $850,000 to over $1,260,00 (not wanting to admit they will cost more).

How many 20/30 something families do you know can afford $4K monthly mortgage payments, or pay $2K monthly for rent while still having enough money left over for their children’s education, clothing, sporting equipment, piano lessons to putting food on the table… none, thought so.  #We’reOnTheEveOfGentrification

And then during last weekend North Shore traffic came to a stand still Saturday afternoon due to a Second Narrows Bridge and Upper Levels accidents keeping traffic bottle-necked for hours.  Traffic chaos all our North Shore mayors and city councils have voted in favour in their pursuit in continuing to permit over capacity development within their cities.  #NorthShoreSOL 


And… it should be to no one’s surprise our leading M.I.A. city councillor Keating CHOSE NOT TO ATTEND the city council’s last 2017 meeting and retreat into the new year.  #ContemptibleKeating

 

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A Christmas Carol’s Final Jingle…


It has been a year of en masse density and traffic travesty
Thanks in part to Mayor Mussatto and his Team Slate Councillors:
Buchanan, Keating, Back… a city having forsaken its glory
Having SOLD its soul to vulturine invested developers.

Building more unaffordable housing will only lead to more traffic gridlock… unless you are NDP MLA Ma or mayors’ Mussatto and Walton whom Trump Fake News.


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.

Vote Manipulation and Mussatto Legacy Laundering Setting New Low Blow Highs!


Our CNV mayor has no shame nor does his Team Slate hijacking lackeys.  These Despicables are down to their LAST 320 weekdays and 90 weekends holding office.  And until then they will be mercilessly downgrading and screwing our city into en masse density annihilation!   #CNVdensityAnnilation

Sources: CNV Website Dec. 4/17 Agenda http://www.cnv.org/your-government/council-meetings
NVCV: https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/  https://nvcityvoices.wordpress.com/2017/11/28/vote-manipulation-at-our-local-council/

International Day of People with Disabilities TRUMPED by Mussatto’s Egomaniacal Ferris Wheel!


The United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities is today December 3rd.  And will our inglorious mayor and surrogate to wannabe night-mayor Linda Buchanan who is also our city councillor “rep” on our North Shore Disabled Persons Board celebrate this day?  Why of course on a ferris wheel and NOT in a wheel chair.

The theme for this year’s 2017 International Day of People with Disability is: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.  The overarching principle of this theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empowers people with disability to be active contributors of society.

In honour of this prodigious day I self-proclaim this week as “CNV International Disability Week.”  I urge everyone to acknowledge and respect how these men, women and children cope and courageously look beyond their physical disabilities we take for granted.  #HireHandicap

North Shore pro density MLA’s “Dumb, Dumber and Dim-wit” maintain WTF: by further increasing density levels will resolve our traffic woes!


Paul Sullivan contributing writer to the NSN reported on a recent North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce “traffic yammering” Breakfast.  A morning brekkie featuring guest “pro density” speakers MLA’s Thornthwaite, Sultan and parliamentary secretary for TransLink and pro cyclist’s Ma.  http://www.nsnews.com/opinion/columnists/sullivan-adding-housing-will-not-remove-traffic-jams-1.23103434

Three unlikely bedfellows whom have copiously rationalized and no doubt had a little help from their respective mayors and BFF city councillors, i.e. the “hostage takers” behind our traffic woes.  Despicable’s indebted to their campaign development backers and vainglorious egos; having heedlessly voted in favour of EVERY high density project after another to the point where we have now surpassed 2041 regional levels!

MLA Densifier’s Dumb, Dumber and Dim-wit (you decide which one is which), had better soon realize their pro density North Shore city councillor pals come next year’s civic elections may not as in probably won’t be re-elected with a few of these City Slickers like our mayor not running for re-election.  At which point ALL three MLA’s will be confronted by new city hall board of directors.  North Shore City Councils that won’t be in favour of more density, more unaffordable development nor will they ever be in favour of taxing our highways and bridges… and there lies your Density Fate of ever again getting re-elected.

As Grinch aka mayor Mussatto has sarcastically vetted, “Welcome to North Van, ha, ha.”
 

Why doesn’t Grinch Mussatto turn a good chunk of the HJCRC Lands into Social Housing… oh that’s right our mayor SOLD them to one of his vulturine pal’s!


The Tyee on Nov. 20 featured an article by Jessica Barrett: “Five Policies That Would Have Helped Me Stay in Vancouver” All polices take ready aim – firing solutions to our GVR housing crisis.  But unfortunately #4 has very LITTLE CHANCE of ever seeing daylight, especially here in our city until after October 20, 2018 in 46 weeks and 5 days from now – a time eternity for so many of us CNVites.  https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/11/20/Policies-To-Help-Afford-Vancouver/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201117

And right on cue Grinch’s #1 pro mayor NSNews last Friday conveniently did what it does best i.e. babble on and on about our city’s indebtedness to Density Darrell’s developer pal and campaign double-dipping investor Darwin Properties.  Up-selling sugarcoated collusion while ignoring the adverse effects in having MORE deconstruction, lane closures, gridlocked traffic, further transit overcrowding, air and noise pollution’s and the pillaging of even more of our city’s depleting green spaces at the expense of a mayor’s vainglorious failing legacy.  #MussattoDMW  http://www.nsnews.com/news/harry-jerome-neighbourhoods-lands-envisioned-1.23103770