Tonight’s fight card agenda is approx. 1,050 pages long! Which of course includes replacing affordable renting housing with discounted yet still unaffordable new rental housing! #cnvSOL

One of the big ticket items tonight under many agenda headings is the new Harry Jerome CRC.  Personally I feel this vessel is already being moored over at the DNVC’s new Delbrook Centre and at the West Vancouver Recreational Centre and currently proposed new lower Capilano Rec Centre..  Therefore there is no need for an over-the-top planned $130 – 160 million HJCRC Megadome.

Yes, there is a CNV and District of North Vancouver agreement to cost-share the operating costs for the new Harry Jerome Recreation Centre, including a 50 metre pool, consistent with the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission’s current operating cost-sharing formula, which applies to existing recreation facilities.  And what may put this agreement in jeopardy/escrow is both cities share the SAME LAW FIRM –  Bull + Housser.  And with a number of private gyms holding their own in our city to support a new HJCRC Megadome featuring a 50 metre pool is too rich for my blood… I’m on a less tax, less density intake diet.

Spending up to $160 million on a new HJCRC that on the flip side will also increase our population/density by around 1,500 by double dipping campaign donor Darwin Developments.  Replacing the existing Harry Jerome lands will only further exhaust and stress our sewer/water/road infrastructures and further congest our commuter/traffic crisis.

Instead we should be focusing, agenda-sizing real low income affordable rentals, NOT market valued rentals or WTF: $2,000 mo. reduced rentals that our low income (part-time) work force STILL can’t afford.  A critical workforce determining the survival, the wellness of so many of our local retail and restaurant businesses!… The very ones (mayor) who do “bike to work.”

And when it comes to HJCRC well… we need to go back to the drawing board and look at a less hurried cost efficient approach that may just entail the redevelopment of the existing Harry Jerome complex in modular/re-adaptable annexed parcels.  #HJreboot

And in other related traffic congestion news: mayor and city council…


Welcome to the North Shore Onni Kum Hi or maybe its Onni Buy-U-Out Developments

Mayor Mussatto pals Onni: “is pre-selling the upcoming 1335 Howe condominium at a Hong Kong fair for prices cheaper than if bought in Canada, while boasting about pricing ordinary Canadians out of the housing market.”  And lest we forget Onni also has a bid/proposal for the lots at the existing Harry Jerome CRC and NS Lawn Bowling Club.  What do you think the odds are IF the new proposed HJCRTitanic somehow is approved by city council that the old HJCRC and NSBC is awarded to grifter’s Onni.


Vancouver among world’s most expensive real estate market: survey

Vancouver’s housing prices 2nd most unaffordable in the world